Database migrations are the easiest way to setup tables and their columns. Fortunatelly Laravel can take care of all of this really easily.
You can use Artisan from the command line to create a new migration, which will create a migration class for you, where you can enter all the tables and everything you may need.
The first thing you have to do is run the Artisan command from the command line. This command will create a file that contains the migration class.
The most basic command to try is:
php artisan make:migration your_migration_name
If you want Artisan to prefill the migration with a table or more for you, you can use the
php artisan make:migration your_migration_name --table=users
But you can also let Artisan know that you want to create a new table by using the
php artisan make:migration your_migration_name --create=users
My recommendation is to always use migration for any database necessities, because it's easier, it looks better and you will always have a history of the database changes.