Server-side setup

Install dependencies

Install the Inertia server-side adapters using the preferred package manager for that language or framework.

composer require inertiajs/inertia-laravel
Install via Composer

Root template

Next, setup the root template that will be loaded on the first page visit. This will be used to load your site assets (CSS and JavaScript), and will also contain a root <div> to boot your JavaScript application in.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0" />
    <link href="{{ mix('/css/app.css') }}" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="{{ mix('/js/app.js') }}" defer></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    @inertia
  </body>
</html>
By default the Laravel adapter will use the app.blade.php view. This template should include your assets, as well as the @inertia directive. If you'd like to use a different root view, you can change it using Inertia::setRootView().

Asset versioning

While not required, it's highly recommended that you also configure automatic asset refreshing. To do this you simply need to tell Inertia what the current version of your assets is. See the asset versioning page for more information.

Inertia::version($version);

Creating responses

That's it, you're all ready to go server-side! From here you can start creating Inertia responses. See the responses page for more information.

use Inertia\Inertia;

class EventsController extends Controller
{
    public function show(Event $event)
    {
        return Inertia::render('Event/Show', [
            'event' => $event->only(
                'id',
                'title',
                'start_date',
                'description'
            ),
        ]);
    }
}