PHP remains popular if you are developing a dynamic website or a complex web application due to its flexibility, robustness, and extensive support. But after developing your application, the next crucial step is to deploy it in a live environment. This post will guide you through deploying your PHP application to your virtual machine (VM) using SFTP.

Local Setup

Start by ensuring an SFTP client is installed on your local machine. Several options are available, with FileZilla and WinSCP being the most popular. For this guide, we will be using FileZilla (Client).

Connect to the VM Using SFTP

Once FileZilla is ready to go, launch it, and follow these steps:

Navigate to File > Site Manager.