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Dockerised Drupal container using PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 and configured with Drupal tools.

For example of how to use this container, see docker-drupal-project-example

Included Tools

  • Apache with PHP-FPM + Event MPM configured for HTTP & HTTPS and with minimal modules installed.
  • MySQL 5.6 client
  • PHP 5.5.x with production settings.
  • Redis 3.x
  • Linux troubleshooting tools
  • git (latest version)
  • Composer - PHP dependency management.
  • Rsyslog and common log directory
  • Guest user (ubuntu)


Create Presistant Database data-only container

# Build database image based off MySQL 5.6
sudo docker run -d --name mysql-drupal-php55 mysql:5.6 --entrypoint /bin/echo MySQL data-only container for Drupal PHP 5.5 MySQL

Build Drupal Base Image

# Clone Drupal docker repository
git clone
cd docker-drupal-php55

# Build docker image
sudo docker build --rm=true --tag="drupal-php55" . | tee ./build.log

Build Project using Docker Compose

# Customise docker-compose.yml configurations for environment.
cp docker-compose.yml.dist docker-compose.yml
vim docker-compose.yml

# Build docker containers using Docker Compose.
sudo docker-compose build
sudo docker-compose up -d

Host Access

From the host server, add the web container IP address to the hosts file.

# Add IP address to hosts file.
sudo bash -c "echo $(sudo docker inspect -f '{{ .NetworkSettings.IPAddress }}' \
dockerdrupalphp55_drupalphp55web_1) \ \
>> /etc/hosts"

Logging into Web Front-end

# Using the container name of the web frontend.
sudo docker exec -it dockerdrupalphp55_drupalphp55web_1 su - ubuntu
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