To run the php artisan storage:link command in cPanel for a Laravel application, you need to have SSH access to your server or use the cPanel terminal.
Here are the steps to run the command using the cPanel terminal:
1.Log in to your cPanel account.
2.Navigate to the "Terminal" or "Terminal Emulator" option under the "Advanced" section.
3.In the terminal, navigate to the root directory of your Laravel application. You can use the cd command to change directories. For example, if your Laravel application is located in the public_html/myapp directory, you can use the following command:
4.Once you are in the root directory of your Laravel application, run the php artisan storage:link command by entering the following command:
php artisan storage:link
5.Press the "Enter" key to execute the command.
6.Wait for the command to finish running. Once it is done, you should see a message similar to the following:
The [public/storage] directory has been linked.
7.Check that the symbolic link has been created by verifying that a storage folder exists in the public directory of your Laravel application.
By running the php artisan storage:link command,
you are creating a symbolic link between the storage directory and the public directory of your Laravel application, which allows the application to access the files stored in the storage directory.