Php Artisan Serve Not Working

If you are using the latest build for Laravel 5 you will notice that running "php artisan serve" doesn’t work anymore. That used to be the convenient way to start you local php server when doing local development. Why was this convenient command removed? Most likely to encourage developers to use Homestead,

Going forward to start your local php server you can use the following command:

php -S localhost:8000 -t public/

Learn more about PHP's built-in web server