You can run the built in web server with php artisan command, to run the web server, you need to open your terminal/ console/ command line mode.
Once you are on the command line mode, navigate to the directory of the laravel project that you working on and finally run the artisan command:
php artisan serve
In some cases, specially for linux users, if your laravel project directory is under root directory (/), you need to run it with sudo command, like this:
sudo php artisan serve
Once the web server running, you can open your favorite web browser and then go to url http://localhost:8000.
By default, the web server will run on port 8000, but if that port is used, you can use other port, by using --port parameter and specify the port number you wish to use.
php artisan serve --port=9999
Note that if you try to access the web server through network, it won't work, there is a solution to this problem which i will show you in the next article.