Laravel 5 Crashing Apache

All of a sudden apache doesn’t work anymore with my laravel 5 site. First time this has happened no idea why, I was just coding and it happened.

This is the browser.


These are the warnings apache has crashed.


I’m using Windows 7 with WAMP – all latest.


What I’ve tried to fix it:

  1. clear laravel cache “php artisan cache:clear”
  2. restart apache (wamp)
  3. try clear browser cache/use firefox instead of chrome.
  4. restart computer

Turns out there was a recursive loop in my controller instantiations which was causing the crash!

User controller was being loaded by a sub controller and vice versa in the constructor function … ooops!


Sam Deering is a web developer from England (currently living in Australia). In his spare time he enjoys coding, playing chess, reading and investing.

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