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Docker image to run PHP applications on Apache @ Ubuntu 14.04
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Docker image to run PHP applications with Apache Web Server on a Ubuntu 14.04 box

Easy Way - Also Known As Executive Summary

  • Push my-app to your github account
  • Install Docker
  • Run docker run -d --name trusty-php-app -p 80:80 parana/trusty-php / your_github_account/your-app destination, for example you can use my test app: joao-parana/test-phpapp and test with destination. In this case the full command is: docker run -d --name trusty-php-app -p 80:80 parana/trusty-php / joao-parana/test-phpapp test
  • Run docker logs trusty-php-app
  • Run open http://$(docker-ip)/test if you is using my PHP test application joao-parana/test-phpapp as explained bellow. O function docker-ip returns the result off docker-machine ip default or boot2docker ip or localhost, in case of you is using Linux.

If you need stop and remove the container use: docker stop trusty-php-app && docker rm trusty-php-app

That's All !

Dependencies Diagram



cat /etc/apache2/envvars
# envvars - default environment variables for apache2ctl
unset HOME
if [ "${APACHE_CONFDIR##/etc/apache2-}" != "${APACHE_CONFDIR}" ] ; then
export APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data
export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data
export APACHE_PID_FILE=/var/run/apache2/apache2$
export APACHE_RUN_DIR=/var/run/apache2$SUFFIX
export APACHE_LOCK_DIR=/var/lock/apache2$SUFFIX
export APACHE_LOG_DIR=/var/log/apache2$SUFFIX
# The locale used by some modules like mod_dav
export LANG=C
export LANG

source /etc/apache2/envvars
exec apache2 -D FOREGROUND


cat supervisord-apache2.conf

# Doing git clone when requested
if [ -z "$APP_SRC" ]; then
  echo "••• `date` - APP_SRC : $APP_SRC "
  echo "••• `date` - APP_SRC : $APP_SRC "
  echo "••• `date` - Current Directory: `pwd` "
  echo "••• `date` - GITHUB_URL : $GITHUB_URL"
  echo "••• `date` - Local Destination path : `pwd`/$2"
  git clone $GITHUB_URL $2
echo "••• `date` - Iniciando aplicação PHP sob o Apache no Ubuntu 14.04 •••"
exec supervisord -n


FROM ubuntu:14.04
MAINTAINER João Antonio Ferreira ""
# Esta imagem contém supervisor, apache, PHP, git e Composer
# Install packages
RUN apt-get update && \
 DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade && \
 DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y install supervisor pwgen && \
 apt-get -y install git apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql php5-pgsql php5-gd php-pear php-apc curl && \
 curl -sS | php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin && \
 mv /usr/local/bin/composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
# Override default apache conf
ADD apache.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf
# Enable apache rewrite module
RUN a2enmod rewrite
# Add image configuration and scripts
RUN chmod 755 /*.sh
ADD supervisord-apache2.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/supervisord-apache2.conf
# Configure /app folder
RUN mkdir -p /app && rm -fr /var/www/html && ln -s /app /var/www/html
CMD ["/"]

Build the image

cd ~/Desktop/Dev
git clone 

Showing Docker image details

docker images parana/trusty-php
docker history  parana/trusty-php

You will see something like this:

IMAGE               CREATED             CREATED BY                                      SIZE                COMMENT
4afafc2a1b69        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) CMD ["/"]               0 B                 
d76ceda5eb04        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) WORKDIR /app                  0 B                 
11ff8e42b114        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) EXPOSE 80/tcp                 0 B                 
f31419122bd5        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c mkdir -p /app && rm -fr /var/www/h   4 B                 
43a88285ac9d        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:1cdca4074d5c89d1fa   79 B                
0a55b160a7e1        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c chmod 755 /*.sh                      194 B               
42e7a6bd9e46        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:c029b0fc110388bdc5   125 B               
f0f13cb42fd8        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:5bf808f83a6ffeb51b   69 B                
1e25263e63ef        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c a2enmod rewrite                      30 B                
e1ded839fa80        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:2adea1c29131373858   403 B               
c19ea99d9b0a        3 minutes ago       /bin/sh -c apt-get update &&  DEBIAN_FRONTEND   133.9 MB            
ab74e0d9dae7        3 days ago          /bin/sh -c #(nop) MAINTAINER João Antonio Fe    0 B                 
6cc0fc2a5ee3        8 days ago          /bin/sh -c #(nop) CMD ["/bin/bash"]             0 B                 
f80999a1f330        8 days ago          /bin/sh -c sed -i 's/^#\s*\(deb.*universe\)$/   1.895 kB            
2ef91804894a        8 days ago          /bin/sh -c echo '#!/bin/sh' > /usr/sbin/polic   194.5 kB            
92ec6d044cb3        8 days ago          /bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:7ce20ce3daa6af21db   187.7 MB 

The original Dockerfile for Ubuntu Trusty is something like this:

FROM scratch
ADD ubuntu-trusty-core-cloudimg-amd64-root.tar.gz ...
RUN echo '#!/bin/sh' > /usr/sbin/policy-rc.d ...
RUN sed -i 's/^#\s*\(deb.*universe\)$/\1/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
CMD ["/bin/bash"]

As you see, this appear at the bottom of docker history output (latest 4 lines).

Now I can delete the Ubuntu Image and Dangling images

docker rmi ubuntu:14.04
echo "Removing dangling images ..."
docker rmi $(docker images -f dangling=true -q)

And list the images in your host computer

docker images

Installing your PHP application

To install your application, you can create another Dockerfile and
you can copy your code inside the image in /app, for example, using git.

Another approach can be more convenient.
You can use this image and commit it with the app inside.
See how to do tht bellow:

docker run -d --name trusty-php-app parana/trusty-php bash

# Inside the Container you can run this commands bellow
git clone /app
supervisord -n
# to verify use another Terminal Window / Tab
docker logs trusty-php-app

To create an image from that, execute:

docker commit -p -m "Adding test-phpapp" \
       -a "João Antonio Ferreira <>" \
       trusty-php-app parana/trusty-php:v1

You can view both images, with and without test-phpapp

docker images parana/trusty-php

And verify its layers

docker history parana/trusty-php:v1 | head

You have commited the image with app inside, so you can remove the temporary container

docker rm trusty-php-app

And you can inspect the new image, running ls -lat /app inside it using a bash shell

docker run -i -t --rm --name trusty-php-app \
           -p 80:80 parana/trusty-php:v1 ls -lat /app 

And you can play around using a bash shell too.

docker run -i -t --rm --name trusty-php-app \
           -p 80:80 parana/trusty-php:v1 bash    

You can now push your changes to the registry, like in this example:

docker push parana/trusty-php:v1

Please use your Docker Hub account instead.

Running your PHP application

Pull your image, if it's not yet on your local docker machine:

docker pull parana/trusty-php:v1

You can run the Test Application, exit and remove the container, to see
if the image is OK.

docker run -i -t --name trusty-php-app --rm \
           --link some-mysql-server:mysql \
           -e DB_USER="root" \
           -e DB_PASSWORD="xpto" \
           -e DB_NAME="test" \
           parana/trusty-php:v1 \
           php /app/testecli.php

Oh, you need to start some-mysql-server if it's not yet started.

Run the / script to start apache (via supervisor) on
Container in Daemon mode:

docker run -d --name trusty-php-app -p 80:80 parana/trusty-php:v1 /

To test your deployment you can execute:

  curl http://dockerhost.local

I supose you have an entry on /etc/hosts for dockerhost.local point
to boot2docker, docker-machine or localhost (Linux)

To view phpinfo you can execute:

open http://dockerhost.local/phpinfo.php
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