• It's recommended that you read Messenger Platform's Overview before continuing this documentation.
  • Please note that this documentation is for Laravel version only. If you use WordPress, try WordPress documentation


Site Requirements

Messenger Storm built on top of Laravel and Giga AI framework so the server requirements is exactly same as Laravel.

  • PHP >= 5.6.4
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension
  • A Https Address

Secure Tunnels to Localhost

Let's assume that you want to test your bots in your development environment before deploying. You'll need to let Facebook connect to your PC and it should have SSL enabled. To simply these steps, we'd recommend that you use ngrok, it will automatically create a secure public URL to your local webserver with format:

If you're using Valet, you can simply use valet secure syntax

Installing Messenger Storm

Install Messenger Storm is same as normal Laravel application, however, we do ship with optimized vendor directory already so you don't have to run composer update.

  1. Download from our Dashboard
  2. Copy and unzip to your server (you should create a virtual host and point)
  3. Open .env and edit with your server information.
  4. From bash, run php artisan migrate to create database tables.
  5. After data is migrated, run php artisan db:seed to seed default data.

Directory Permissions

After installing Messenger Storm, you may need to configure some permissions. The storage and the bootstrap/cache directories should be writable by your web server or Messenger Storm won't run.

Now open your website address, if you see this screen, that's perfect! Messenger Storm Home

To access dashboard, go to:

User: admin@messenger
Password: messengerstorm

You should change your email and password after access!

Messenger Storm Dashboard

Installation Service

If you do a business and don't want to take so much time for installing and setting up web server, database, we do have Installation Service for you with $49. We use Laravel Forge which ships with latest stacks for you: Ubuntu 16.04, PHP 7.1, MariaDB, Nginx, Laravel, Giga AI latest stable version.