docker-php is a PHP-FPM Server boxed in a Docker image built by Tommy Lau.
What is in this image?
This image is a php web development environment cooked based on the offical docker image
php:7.1-fpm-alpine, and with the following enhancements.
docker pull tommylau/php:7.1
Start an instance:
docker run --name php -v /path/to/web:/var/www/html -d tommylau/php:7.1
This will start an instance, and you are ready to go.
Link with other containers
To use this image to link with MySQL, you have to have a running MySQL instance, more information about MySQL docker image, please refer to official MySQL image at https://store.docker.com/images/mysql. Suppose you have a MySQL instance named mysql_server, we can link it in our php instance with the name mysql like this:
docker run --name php -v /path/to/web:/var/www/html --link mysql_server:mysql -d tommylau/php:7.1
Then in the instance, you can use the hostname
mysql to connect to the database.