Laravel is a powerful open-source MVC (Model View Controller) PHP framework, created by Taylor Otwell in June 2011 (Version 1.0).
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It also offers the rich set of functionalities that incorporates the basic features of PHP frameworks such as Cakephp, Codelgniter, Zend etc. Laravel is a more advanced alternative to the CodeIgniter framework
The source code of Laravel is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.