Laravel Herd

Documentation for Windows


Set up Meilisearch for Laravel Scout

Meilisearch is a powerful search engine for your application, working perfectly with Laravel Scout. It allows you to add a search engine with great relevancy, typo correction, and more to your application by simply adding the Searchable Trait to a model.

Screenshot of Meilisearch settings


Like with all Herd services, you can configure the port as well as the service name of your Meilisearch instance and add the following environment variables to your .env file.


When using the Meilisearch driver you will need to install the Meilisearch PHP SDK via the Composer package manager:

composer require meilisearch/meilisearch-php http-interop/http-factory-guzzle

You can find additional information about using Laravel Scout with Meilisearch in the Laravel documentation.


You can access the Meilisearch dashboard via http://locahost:port or by using the dashboard button in the services list.

Screenshot of the Meilisearch dashboard