# Laravel WebSockets 📡
WebSockets for Laravel. Done right.
Laravel WebSockets is a package for Laravel 5.7 and up that will get your application started with WebSockets in no-time! It has a drop-in Pusher API replacement, has a debug dashboard, realtime statistics and even allows you to create custom WebSocket controllers.
Once installed, you can start it with one simple command:
php artisan websockets:serve
If you want to know how all of it works under the hood, we wrote an in-depth blogpost about it.
To help you get started, you can also take a look at the demo repository, that implements a basic Chat built with this package.