4. Connect to other Docker container¶
Other Docker container can either be accessed by connecting back to the host os or by adding its image directly to the Devilbox stack.
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To connect to any other Docker container on your host os from within the Devilbox Docker container, you first need to make sure, you are able to connect to your host os from within the Devilbox Docker container.
Once you are able to connect to the host os, start any other Docker container and make its port that you want to access available to your host os by specifying
-p. An example with e.g. an external Grafana container might look like this:
host> docker run -d --name=grafana -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana
You can then connect to your host os on port
3000from within the Devilbox Docker container and be able to use it.
The Devilbox defines its own bridge network, usually called
The name may vary depending on the name of the Devilbox directory. It assembles itself by
Start the Devilbox
Start your container of choice
host> docker run -d --name mycontainer
Attach your container to the Devilbox network
host> docker network connect devilbox_app_net mycontainer
Once you have done that,
mycontainer is then part of the internal Devilbox network
and is able to resolve Devilbox container by its name and vice-versa.
Connect from Devilbox PHP container to
From inside the PHP container, you can then refer to your container by its hostname