Laravel is one of the most popular PHP frameworks, known for its elegant syntax and robust features. Laravel 11 continues this tradition, offering even more features and improvements. One of the advanced use cases for Laravel is building a multitenant application, where multiple tenants (clients) share the same application but have their data separated.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Laravel 11 and setting up multitenancy.

Step 1: Prerequisites

Before you begin, make sure you have the following installed on your machine:

  1. PHP 8.1 or higher
  2. Composer
  3. A web server (e.g., Apache, Nginx)
  4. MySQL or another supported database

Step 2: Installing Laravel 11

First, open your terminal and run the following command to create a new Laravel project:

This will create a new Laravel project in a directory named blog.

Navigate into your project directory:

Next, set the appropriate permissions for the storage and bootstrap/cache directories:

Step 3: Configuring Your Environment

Copy the example environment file to create your own:

Open the .env file and update the following lines with your database credentials:

Generate a new application key:

Step 4: Setting Up Multitenancy

Laravel provides a great foundation for implementing multitenancy. One of the popular packages for handling multitenancy is hyn/multi-tenant. However, as of Laravel 11, the spatie/laravel-multitenancy package is a more recommended approach due to its active maintenance and comprehensive features.

Step 4.1: Install the Spatie Multitenancy Package

Run the following command to install the package:

Step 4.2: Publish the Configuration File

Next, publish the package’s configuration file:

Step 4.3: Configure the Multitenancy Package

Open the config/multitenancy.php file and adjust the configuration according to your needs. Here is a basic example:

Step 4.4: Create the Tenant Model and Migration

Create a Tenant model and a corresponding migration file:

Open the generated migration file in database/migrations and define the necessary fields for your tenants. For example:

Run the migration to create the tenants table:

Step 4.5: Implement Tenant Switching

To switch tenants based on the request, update the Tenant model to implement Spatie\Multitenancy\Models\Tenant:

Then, in your AppServiceProvider or a dedicated service provider, you can configure how tenants are identified and switched:

Step 5: Testing Your Multitenant Application

To test your multitenant setup, you can create a few tenants manually in the database and visit their respective domains to see if the application switches context correctly.

For example, add the following entries to your tenants table:

Add the domains to your hosts file to point them to your local server:

Now, when you visit tenant1.localhost or tenant2.localhost in your browser, your application should switch context based on the domain.


Setting up multitenancy in Laravel 11 can significantly enhance your application’s ability to serve multiple clients efficiently. With the spatie/laravel-multitenancy package, the process is streamlined and manageable. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be well on your way to creating a robust multitenant application with Laravel 11. Happy coding!