For security reasons and to ensure a single installation on production environments, the Laravel Web Installer incorporates a check for a file within the storage folder.

The filename associated with this check is configured in the installed_key_name key found in the config/installer.php file. For added flexibility, you have the ability to customize this filename to any value of your choice.

To gain a deeper understanding of this security measure, refer to the RachidLaasri\Installer\Middleware\ShouldBeInstalled middleware, where the installation status is verified.

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It's worth noting that in local environments, you retain the freedom to install the application as many times as needed. This mechanism ensures a secure and controlled installation process, particularly in production environments, while accommodating development and testing needs in local environments.