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

Enable and configure PHP Community

This section will guide you through getting PHP community images 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

PHP-FPM Community settings

In case of PHP-FPM Community, the file is compose/docker-compose.override.yml-php-community. 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 php
Container name php
Mount points Same as default php image
Exposed port Same as default php image
Available at n.a.
Further configuration PHP_COMMUNITY_FLAVOUR must be set via .env

PHP Community env variables

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

Variable Default value Description
PHP_COMMUNITY_FLAVOUR devilbox Controls the PHP Community flavour.


1. Copy docker-compose.override.yml

Copy the PHP-FPM Community 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-php-community docker-compose.override.yml

2. Adjust env settings

By default PHP-FPM Community is using the Devilbox reference flavour devilbox. You can change this flavour via the .env variable PHP_COMMUNITY_FLAVOUR.


See also

.env file

3. Start the Devilbox

The final step is to start the Devilbox with the newly added PHP-FPM Community images.

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

host> docker-compose up -d php httpd bind


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-php-community docker-compose.override.yml

# Set Community flavour
echo "PHP_COMMUNITY_FLAVOUR=devilbox" >> .env

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