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osx-docker-apache-php

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osx-docker-apache-php

osx-docker-apache-php, which is known as dgraziotin/apache-php is a reduced fork of dgraziotin/osx-docker-lamp, which is an “Out-of-the-box LAMP image (PHP+MySQL) for Docker”.

Some info about osx-docker-apache-php:

  • It is based on phusion/baseimage:latest instead of ubuntu:trusty.
  • It works flawlessy regardless of using boot2docker standalone or with Vagrant. You will need to set three enrironment varibles, though.
  • It fixes OS X related write permission errors for Apache
  • It lets you mount OS X folders with write support as volumes for
    • The website
  • It is documented for less advanced users (like me)

Usage

docker build -t youruser/apache-php .

If you wish, you can push your new image to the registry:

Otherwise, you are free to use dgraziotin/apache-php as it is provided. Remember first to pull it from the Docker Hub:

Vagrant

If, for any reason, you would rather use Vagrant (I suggest using AntonioMeireles/boot2docker-vagrant-box), you need to add the following three variables when running your box:

- VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility - DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders - DOCKER_USER_GID=$(id -g) for letting Vagrant use your host user GID for mounted folders

See the Environment variables section for more options.

Running your Apache+PHP docker image

If you start the image without supplying your code, e.g.,

At http://[boot2docker ip, e.g., 192.168.59.103] you should see an “Hello world!” page.

Loading your custom PHP application

In order to replace the Hello World application that comes bundled with this docker image, my suggested layout is the following:

  • Project name folder
    • app subfolder

The app folder should contain the root of your PHP application.

Run the following code from within the Project name folder.

Test your deployment:

Environment description

The /app folder

Apache is configured to serve the files from the  /app folder, which is a symbolic link to  /var/www/html. In osx-docker-apache-php, the apache user  www-data has full write permissions to the  app folder.

Apache

Apache is pretty much standard in this image. It is configured to serve the Web app at  app as  / and phpMyAdmin as  /phpmyadmin. Mod rewrite is enabled.

Apache runs as user www-data and group staff. The write support works because the user www-data is configured to have the same user id as the one employed by boot2docker (1000).

Environment variables

  • PHP_UPLOAD_MAX_FILESIZE="10M" will change PHP upload_max_filesize config value
  • PHP_POST_MAX_SIZE="10M" will change PHP post_max_size config value
  • VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility
  • DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders
  • DOCKER_USER_GID=$(id -g) for letting Vagrant use your host user GID for mounted folders

Set these variables using the  -e flag when invoking the  docker client.