Docker image for Magento 2
For documentation, please refer to the Magento 1.x repo. These two Docker images follow the same instructions.
Please note: this Docker image is for development and testing only, not for production use. Setting up a Magento 2 production server requires more configurations. Please refer to official documentations.
Below are some basic instructions.
The easiest way to start Magento 2 with MySQL is using Docker Compose. Just clone this repo and run following command in the root directory. The default
docker-compose.yml uses MySQL and phpMyAdmin.
$ docker-compose up -d
For admin username and password, please refer to the file
env. You can also update the file
env to update those configurations. Below are the default configurations.
MYSQL_HOST=db MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=myrootpassword MYSQL_USER=magento MYSQL_PASSWORD=magento MYSQL_DATABASE=magento MAGENTO_LANGUAGE=en_GB MAGENTO_TIMEZONE=Pacific/Auckland MAGENTO_DEFAULT_CURRENCY=NZD MAGENTO_URL=http://local.magento MAGENTO_ADMIN_FIRSTNAME=Admin MAGENTO_ADMIN_LASTNAME=MyStore MAGENTO_ADMIN_EMAILemail@example.com MAGENTO_ADMIN_USERNAME=admin MAGENTO_ADMIN_PASSWORD=magentorocks1
For example, if you want to change the default currency, just update the variable
After starting the container, you'll see the setup page of Magento 2. You can use the script
install-magento to quickly install Magento 2. The installation script uses the variables in the
$ docker exec -it <container_name> install-magento
$ docker exec -it <container_name> install-sampledata
docker-compose.yml uses MySQL as the database and starts phpMyAdmin. The default URL for phpMyAdmin is
http://localhost:8580. Use MySQL username and password to log in.
Where is the database?
Magento 2 cannot run with a database. This image is for Magento 2 only. It doesn't contain MySQL server. MySQL server should be started in another container and linked with Magento 2 container. It's recommended to use Docker Compose to start both containers. You can also use Kubernetes or other tools.
Why accessing http://local.magento?
For development and testing in the local environment, using
localhost as Magento 2 URL has some issues. The default
env file use
http://local.magento as the value of
MAGENTO_URL. You need to edit your
hosts file to add the mapping from
localhost. You can use any domain names as long as it looks like a real domain, not
How to update Magento 2 installation configurations?
Depends on how the container is used,
- When using the GUI setup page of Magento 2, update configurations in the UI.
- When using the script, update configurations in the
- When starting Magento 2 as a standalone container, use
-eto pass environment variables.