You can now run different PHP versions per project: Release v3.0.0-beta-0.1

Enable and configure Meilisearch

This section will guide you through getting Meilisearch integrated into the Devilbox.

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Available overwrites

The Devilbox ships various example configurations to overwrite the default stack. Those files are located under compose/ in the Devilbox git directory.

docker-compose.override.yml-all has all examples combined in one file for easy copy/paste. However, each example also exists in its standalone file as shown below:

host> tree -L 1 compose/
├── docker-compose.override.yml-all
├── docker-compose.override.yml-blackfire
├── docker-compose.override.yml-elk
├── docker-compose.override.yml-mailhog
├── docker-compose.override.yml-meilisearch
├── docker-compose.override.yml-ngrok
├── docker-compose.override.yml-php-community
├── docker-compose.override.yml-python-flask
├── docker-compose.override.yml-rabbitmq
├── docker-compose.override.yml-solr
├── docker-compose.override.yml-varnish

0 directories, 10 files

Meilisearch settings

In case of Meilisearch, the file is compose/docker-compose.override.yml-meilisearch. This file must be copied into the root of the Devilbox git directory.

What How and where
Example compose file compose/docker-compose.override.yml-all or
Container IP address
Container host name meilisearch
Container name meilisearch
Mount points via Docker volumes
Exposed port 7700 (can be changed via .env)
Available at http://localhost:7700 (API and Admin WebUI)
Further configuration none

Meilisearch env variables

Additionally the following .env variables can be created for easy configuration:

Variable Default value Description
HOST_PORT_MEILI 7700 Controls the host port on which Meilisearch API and WebUI will be available at.
MEILI_SERVER latest Controls the Meilisearch version to use.
MEILI_MASTER_KEY none Default Meilisearch master key.


1. Copy docker-compose.override.yml

Copy the Meilisearch Docker Compose overwrite file into the root of the Devilbox git directory. (It must be at the same level as the default docker-compose.yml file).

host> cp compose/docker-compose.override.yml-meilisearch docker-compose.override.yml

2. Adjust .env settings (optional)

Meilisearch is using sane defaults, which can be changed by adding variables to the .env file and assigning custom values.

Add the following variables to .env and adjust them to your needs:

# Meilisearch version to choose


See also

.env file

3. Start the Devilbox

The final step is to start the Devilbox with Meilisearch.

Let’s assume you want to start php, httpd, bind, meilisearch.

host> docker-compose up -d php httpd bind meilisearch


For the lazy readers, here are all commands required to get you started. Simply copy and paste the following block into your terminal from the root of your Devilbox git directory:

# Copy compose-override.yml into place
cp compose/docker-compose.override.yml-meilisearch docker-compose.override.yml

# Create .env variable
echo "# Meilisearch version to choose"   >> .env
echo "#MEILI_SERVER=v0.26.0"             >> .env
echo "#MEILI_SERVER=v0.27.0"             >> .env
echo "#MEILI_SERVER=v0.28"               >> .env
echo "MEILI_SERVER=latest"               >> .env
echo "MEILI_MASTER_KEY="                 >> .env
echo "HOST_PORT_MEILI=7700"              >> .env

# Start container
docker-compose up -d php httpd bind meilisearch