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nginx + php5 fpm
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Includes nginx, phpfpm, php5, cron and certbot (Lets encrypt) running with supervisor

To build

$ sudo docker build -t yourname/nginx-php .

To run

Nginx will look for files in /var/html/www so you need to map your application to that directory.

Let's encrypt can be used for SSL certificates using ENVs. Certificates will be stored on /data/letsencrypt

  • SSL_USE_LETSENCRYPT - Nonempty value will trigger using letsencrypt certbot for certificates retrieval
  • LE_EMAIL - Lets encrypt registration email
  • LE_DOMAIN - Primary domain ( used in nginx config to locate certificate )
  • LE_DOMAINS - Optional, Lets encrypt domain list for certificate, comma separated. If not provided will be equal to LE_DOMAIN

If not using Lets encrypt, SSL requires ssl certificate passed in ENV variables, you need to provide those:

  • SSL_CERT - Server SSL certificate - you can generate this string from awk 1 ORS='\\n' web-ssl-cert.pem
  • SSL_KEY - Server SSL certificate private key - can be obtained by running awk 1 ORS='\\n' web-ssl-pkey.pem
  • SSL_DH - Diffie-Hellman parameters - you can generate file with openssl dhparam -out dh.pem 4096 and use this value awk 1 ORS='\\n' dhparam.pem

For client authentication following ENV variables are used

  • SSL_IGNORE_CA_CERT - If not empty the client certification will not be required and will not be used by nginx
  • SSL_CLIENT_CA_CERT - CA public certificate for client certification validation
sudo docker run -d -p 8000:80 --volumes-from APPDATA -v /home/me/myphpapp:/var/html/www --name lemp yourname/nginx-php

The --volumes-from argument means that you're using a Data-only container pattern.

If you want to link the container to a Postgres contaier do:

sudo docker run -d -p 8000:80 --volumes-from APPDATA -v /home/me/myphpapp:/var/html/www --name lemp postgres-container:pg yourname/nginx-php

All ENV variables are passed to PHP, with SSL client certificate values added from nginx:

  • SSL_C_VERIFIED $ssl_client_verify;
  • SSL_C_DN $ssl_client_s_dn;
  • SSL_C_SN $ssl_client_serial;
  • SSL_C_CERT $ssl_client_raw_cert;


- Credit to: Nian Wang
- Original work can be found at:

- Credit to: Luis Elizondo
- Original work can be found at:


The original author didn't relase the code with a License. But this code is released under the MIT License.

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