# Introduction

# What is Forge?

Laravel Forge is a server management and site deployment service. After connecting to your preferred server provider, Forge will provision a new server, installing and configuring:

  • Nginx
  • PHP
  • MySQL / Postgres / MariaDB (if selected)
  • Logrotate
  • UFW Firewall
  • OPcache
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • Automatic Security Updates
  • And more!

In addition, Forge can assist you in managing scheduled jobs, queue workers, SSL certificates, and more. After a server has provisioned, you can then deploy your PHP / Laravel applications or WordPress applications using the Forge UI dashboard.

# Learning More

Laracasts has a comprehensive and free video course on Forge. Feel free to review this course if you are new to Laravel Forge and want a video overview of its features.

Open Source Documentation

Forge's documentation is completely open source! Please consider adding to it if you find something missing.

# Forge IP Addresses

If you are restricting SSH access to your server using IP allow lists, you should allow the following IP addresses:

  • 159.203.161.246
  • 159.203.163.240

IP Address Changes

The Forge IP addresses may change from time to time; however, we will always email you several weeks prior to an IP address change.

# Forge API

Forge provides a powerful API that allows you to manage your servers programatically, providing access to the vast majority of Forge features. You can find the Forge API documentation here.

# Found Something Wrong?

If you find something in the documentation that is misleading or outright wrong, please consider submitting a pull request on GitHub.