Bedrock tries to separate config from code as much as possible and environment variables are used to achieve this. The benefit is there's a single place (
.env) to keep settings like database or other 3rd party credentials that aren't committed to your repository.
PHP dotenv is used to load the
.env file. All variables are then available in your app by the built-in
However, we use the env library and its
env function which handles simple type coercion (such as converting the string
'True' to the boolean
true). We recommend you use
env as well for reading environment variables.
Currently, the following env vars are required: