The Docker image contains a LEMP package with pre-installed
nginx (1.9.12) + php-fpm (7.0.4) + mysql (5.6.29). It can be used as a php development server.
Nginx is configured to automatically resolve all domains ending with
.dev. It is very convenient: you can simply create the directory
app(domain name without
.dev) in the web document root and it will be available by the link
http://app.dev/(NOTICE: it requires some preliminary
configuration, see Additional information for detailed information).
composer(with assets plugin),
phpmyadmin(by default, automatic login as
rootwithout password), etc.
It stores source codes and mysql data on the host machine, therefore you don't need to deploy your app each time you start container.
Php process run by user with UID 1000 (by default, the same UID as your host machine user), thus it can access all files. At the same time, you have all permissions for generated files.
How to run container
First of all you need install Docker on your machine. For convinience, I recommend you to add your user to docker group, otherwise, all command need be run as root.
docker run --name web-server -p 127.0.0.1:80:80 -v /opt/mysql:/var/lib/mysql -v /var/www:/web -d osws/php-web-server
--name web-server set container name
For simple access to it in the future: you can start, restart and stop the created container using its name:
docker start web-server
-p 127.0.0.1:80:80 bind the port
80 of the container to the port
80 on the host machine (on 127.0.0.1 localhost)
-v /opt/mysql:/var/lib/mysql bind mount a volume of mysql data directory from host machine (
-v /var/www:/web bind mount a volume of source codes from host machine (
/var/www) to container (
-d detached mode: run the container in the background and print the new container ID
-m 512M memory limit
--memory-swap 1G limit SWAP
Important! Virtual SWAP limitations are supported by your kernel.
free will not show you the limit number due to docker specifications. To see the real limited RAM use command
--ip 172.30.100.104 container IP address
--help show all available commands for
Terminal access to container
You can access container terminal like this:
docker exec -ti dev-server su docker
It logs you in the container as special user
docker, witch can work with source code and console commands.
But if you need
root privileges, run:
docker exec -ti dev-server bash
It logs you in as
For comfortable work, I suggest you to use dnsmasq for automatic resolving of such domains as
http://*.dev/. You can install it in Ubuntu this way (run as
apt-get install dnsmasq echo "address=/.dev/127.0.0.1" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf
By default container binds
80 port on local
127.0.0.1:80. If you are using another binding, change the
ip address in the previous code to the one you use.
Other variant is to update
/etc/hosts manually, each time adding something like this:
Install new software
Before you can install some new packages, you need run (as
Because all packages cache was cleaned while image was building
If you have some additional scripts that should be executed with container, just put them in
extenstions folder and add ti
Contribution and feedback
Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.10.3.
Support for older versions (down to 1.0) is provided on a best-effort basis.
Roman Gonchar - firstname.lastname@example.org
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