It took a week to successfully deploy the laravel project.
It was a matter of “path”.
So, what I needed to is as follows.
(1) Upload the entire project under root directory on the web server
(2) Separate project into two parts:
      1. Take the files and folders in the public folder out so that those are located directly under the root directoty(e.g. wwwroot)
      2. Create a “private” directory and locate the rest of files and folders into the directory
      That is, the structure of the directory:
      wwwroot > private >…
(3) Change two lines of index.php file as follows.
require __DIR__.’/private/bootstrap/autoload.php’;
$app = require_once __DIR__.’/private/bootstrap/app.php’;
(4) Change the web.config file as follows, copied from
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<directoryBrowse enabled=”false” />
<clear />
<add value=”default.aspx” />
<add value=”Default.htm” />
<add value=”Default.asp” />
<add value=”index.htm” />
<add value=”index.html” />
<add value=”iisstart.htm” />
<add value=”index.php” />
<rule name=”Imported Rule 1″ stopProcessing=”true”>
<match url=”^(.*)$” ignoreCase=”false” />
<conditions logicalGrouping=”MatchAll”>
<add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsFile” ignoreCase=”false” negate=”true” />
<add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsDirectory” ignoreCase=”false” negate=”true” />
<action type=”Rewrite” url=”index.php/{R:1}” />