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Last pushed: 2 years ago
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Auto-build Docker image for the 15mins EasyEngine target Ubuntu 14.04
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TL;DR - One-command deployment

Orchestrate/Pre-Build the 10-min EasyEngine WordPress deployment into Docker image.

  • Requirements: Docker & Docker-Compose have already installed

1- Let's start

cp .env.sample .env 
  --> Edit and fill up blank fields in the file '.env' with your secret user & password
docker-compose up

Note that maria auto-generated password at /etc/mysql/conf.d/my.cnf will be ignored and replaced by your new one set at '.env'

== Tada ==


  • 10-min deployment reduced to ~3min -- assumed that internet speed of your cloud provider should be on par with AWS, DigitalOcean, Gcloud Compute (my test was gcloud)
  • Our deployment is now 'portable' and 'cloud provider' independent


  • Installation time of docker & docker-compose might get longer than 10-min if you are not familiar with 'Docker'. The good news is that most cloud providers support Docker-preinstalled -- You just need to pick the appropriate VPS and install docker-compose through 'wget'.

2- Just go and create your wordpress site, automatically

docker exec dockereasyenginewordpress_wp-ee-web_1 \
  ee site create --user=YOURUSER --pass=YOURPSW --email=YOUREMAIL


  • 'docker ps' would reveal the name of your 'wp-ee-web' container in case of needed.
  • Please ensure your /etc/hosts contain en entry for '' if you have not owned that domain yet

3- Getting bored with that name, want to delete and create new site

docker exec dockereasyenginewordpress_wp-ee-web_1 \
  ee site delete --no-prompt

== Tada ==

Bonus: I used the following to create my Gcloud Docker VM ('docker-machine' required):

docker-machine create --driver google \
  --google-project myDockerPrj \
  --google-zone CHANGE-TO-YOUR-ZONE \
  --google-machine-type g1-small \
  --google-disk-size 30 \


  • Please do change to your-own secure http password (admin port 22222) at first run of the deployed image
    docker exec dockereasyenginewordpress_wp-ee-web_1 bash
    ee secure --auth


Once completed, we will be going to have

1- Vanilla Official Ubuntu:14.04 docker base image

2- EasyEngine base installation created

apt-get install wget
wget -qO ee && sudo bash ee
source /etc/bash_completion.d/ee_auto.rc

3- Next step is to run that base image and going inside setup the required stack and starting the services: MySQL (MariaDB), Web (Nginx + php5-fpm) and some admin utils

ee stack install
ee stack start

4- Once completed, a popular WordPress site is ready to get built automatically by the following command

ee site create --user=YOURUSER --pass=YOURPSW --email=YOUREMAIL
  • Or if you like to start with multi-site wordpress
    ee site create --user=YOURUSER --pass=YOURPSW --email=YOUREMAIL --wpsubdom

Alternative to step (3), we could create a pre-build stack image as follows

cd ee-stack
docker build -t ee-stack -f Dockerfile .

And then run ee-stack

docker run --rm -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 22222:22222 ee-stack

A file type mis-match warning could be ignored if encountered. Note that 'ee stack start' will be triggered automatically.

Review entrypoint for the stack services

docker exec -it ee-stack bash
-->#$ /

The pre-build Docker images are available to pull from Docker. Please see Docker Auto Build section.


  • Switch to phusion-baseimage branch

Docker Auto Build generated

TODO for production site

  • Mapping actual data volumes to host: MariaDB (/var/lib/mysql), WordPress (htdocs/html/php)
  • Split each stack service into its own container as practice advice for miro-services

Mapping volumes for web and db on auto-build ee-stack

docker run --rm --name wp-ee-stack \
  -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 22222:22222 \

sudo docker cp wp-ee-stack:/var/www/ /var/
sudo docker cp wp-ee-stack:/var/lib/mysql/ /var/lib/
docker stop wp-ee-stack
docker run --rm --name wp-ee-stack \
  -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 22222:22222 \
  -v /var/lib/mysql:/var/lib/mysql \
  -v /var/www:/var/www \

Running services separatedly in its own container

  • Database (MariaDB)

    docker run --rm --name wp-ee-db -p 3306:3306 lamtrantuan/docker-easyengine-stack:db
  • Web (Nginx, Php5-fpm, postfix by default. HHVM, Redis, PhpMyAdmin could be manually turned on)

    docker run --rm --name wp-ee-web -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 22222:22222 lamtrantuan/docker-easyengine-stack:web
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