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Docker images for PHP/Drupal development
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Last Call Media PHP Dockerfiles

These Docker files are for building various PHP related docker images for use with Drupal.

They all offer the following tools:

  • PHP (with MySQL support, sqlite, GD, curl, mcrypt and an OpCode cache)
  • Apache, configured to serve /var/www with an exposed port on 80
  • Composer
  • Drush

Environment Variables

APACHE_DOCROOT (/var/www/html): The path to the docroot. To avoid configuration issues, keep your docroot below /var/www. If you change this, you will also want to change the working directory using the -w flag so when you use exec, you drop into the correct directory.
APACHE_RUN_USER (www-data): The user to run Apache as.
APACHE_RUN_GROUP (www-data): The group to run Apache as.
APACHE_REQUEST_WORKERS (150): The MaxRequestWorkers setting.
TZ (none): The Timezone to use for PHP.


The *-dev containers are intended for use in development environments only. They include several extra tools that are not appropriate for production sites.


To enable xdebug, mount an .ini file as /usr/local/etc/php/conf.d/xdebug.ini. Recommended configuration:

; Replace with the actual public IP address of your Docker host:

Using this configuration, XDebug will initiate a connection back to the Docker host on port 9000 anytime you visit a page with an XDEBUG_SESSION_START GET parameter. For more information, see the XDebug documentation.


The Blackfire PHP probe is installed on all of the -dev boxes. It is configured to connect to a Blackfire agent container running alongside at blackfire:8707. See the Blackfire documentation for more information on setting this up.

Performance tuning

Check the memory usage of Apache:

ps -ylC apache2 | awk '{x += $8;y += 1} END {print "Apache Memory Usage (MB): "x/1024; print "Average Process Size (MB): "x/((y-1)*1024)}'

Available memory:
Calculate the amount of memory available INSIDE a docker container.

cat /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/memory.max_usage_in_bytes
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