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Apache HTTP server Docker image

This image is generic, thus you can obviously re-use it within
your non-related EEA projects.

  • Debian: Jessie
  • Alpine: 3.5
  • Apache: 2.4
  • Expose: 80

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

Stable and immutable tags

  • :2.4-2.2 Dockerfile - Debian: Jessie Apache: 2.4 Release: 2.2
  • :2.4-2.1-alpine Dockerfile - Alpine: 3.5 Apache: 2.4 Release: 2.1

See older versions


Base docker image

Source code


  1. Install Docker.

  2. Install Docker Compose.


Run with Docker Compose

Here is a basic example of a docker-compose.yml file using the eeacms/apache docker image:

version: "2"
    image: eeacms/apache:2.4-2.1-alpine
    - "80:80"
    - plone
        <VirtualHost *:80>
            ServerAdmin contact@localhost
            ServerName localhost
            ErrorLog /var/log/apache.log

            RewriteEngine On
            RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://plone:8080/VirtualHostBase/http/localhost:80/VirtualHostRoot/$$1 [P,L]
    image: plone

Run it with Docker

$ docker run -it --rm -v conf.d/virtual-host.conf:/usr/local/apache2/conf/extra/vh-my-app.conf -p 80:80 eeacms/apache

Supported environment variables

  • APACHE_MODULES Load more apache modules, space separated (e.g. APACHE_MODULES=file_cache_module cache_module cache_disk_module watchdog_module)
  • APACHE_INCLUDE Include extra config files, space separated (e.g. APACHE_INCLUDE=conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf conf/extra/httpd-languages.conf)
  • APACHE_CONFIG Provide entire Apache VH conf. Useful with docker-compose.yml
  • APACHE_CONFIG_URL Provide external VH conf URL (e.g. APACHE_CONFIG_URL=
  • APACHE_SSL_CERT Provide Apache SSL certificate. Will be saved within container at /usr/local/apache2/conf/server.crt.
  • APACHE_SSL_CHAIN Provide Apache SSL chain. Will be saved within container at /usr/local/apache2/conf/server-chain.crt.
  • APACHE_SSL_KEY Provide Apache SSL key. Will be saved within container at /usr/local/apache2/conf/server.key. (WARNING: Never commit the SSL key on GitHub)

Deprecated environment variables. Please use APACHE_CONFIG or APACHE_CONFIG_URL

  • CONFIG_URL Provide external VH conf URL (e.g. CONFIG_URL=
  • SERVER_ADMIN Email address of the Web server administrator (e.g. ``)
  • SERVER_NAME Specifies a hostname and port number (matching the Listen directive) for the server (e.g.
  • SERVER_ALIAS Alternate names for a host used when matching requests to name-virtual hosts (e.g.
  • RewriteCond Defines a condition under which rewriting will take place (e.g. RewriteCond=%{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC])
  • RewriteRule Defines rules for the rewriting engine (e.g. RewriteRule=^/(.*) http://haproxy:5000/VirtualHostBase/http/$1 [P,L])

Reload configuration file for Apache

$ docker exec <name-of-your-container> reload

Extend it

Build a Dockerfile with something similar:

FROM eeacms/apache:2.4-1.0
ADD your-file.conf /usr/local/apache2/conf/extra/vh-my-app.conf

Copyright and license

The Initial Owner of the Original Code is European Environment Agency (EEA).
All Rights Reserved.

The Original Code is free software;
you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later


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