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

Enable and configure RabbitMQ

This section will guide you through getting RabbitMQ 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

RabbitMQ settings

In case of RabbitMQ, the file is compose/docker-compose.override.yml-rabbitmq. 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 rabbit
Container name rabbit
Mount points via Docker volumes
Exposed port 5672 and 15672 (can be changed via .env)
Available at http://localhost:15672 (Admin WebUI)
Further configuration none

RabbitMQ env variables

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

Variable Default value Description
HOST_PORT_RABBIT 5672 Controls the host port on which RabbitMQ API will be available at.
HOST_PORT_RABBIT_MGMT 15672 Controls the host port on which RabbitMQ Admin WebUI will be available at.
RABBIT_SERVER management Controls the RabbitMQ version to use.
RABBIT_DEFAULT_VHOST my_vhost Default RabbitMQ vhost name. (not a webserver vhost name)
RABBIT_DEFAULT_USER guest Default username for Admin WebUI.
RABBIT_DEFAULT_PASS guest Default password for Admin WebUI.


1. Copy docker-compose.override.yml

Copy the RabbitMQ 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-rabbitmq docker-compose.override.yml

2. Adjust .env settings (optional)

RabbitMQ 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:

# RabbitMQ version to choose



See also

.env file

3. Start the Devilbox

The final step is to start the Devilbox with RabbitMQ.

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

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


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-rabbitmq docker-compose.override.yml

# Create .env variable
echo "# RabbitMQ version to choose"           >> .env
echo "#RABBIT_SERVER=3.6"                     >> .env
echo "#RABBIT_SERVER=3.6-management"          >> .env
echo "#RABBIT_SERVER=3.7"                     >> .env
echo "#RABBIT_SERVER=3.7-management"          >> .env
echo "#RABBIT_SERVER=latest"                  >> .env
echo "RABBIT_SERVER=management"               >> .env
echo "RABBIT_DEFAULT_VHOST=my_vhost"          >> .env
echo "RABBIT_DEFAULT_USER=guest"              >> .env
echo "RABBIT_DEFAULT_PASS=guest"              >> .env
echo "HOST_PORT_RABBIT=5672"                  >> .env
echo "HOST_PORT_RABBIT_MGMT=15672"            >> .env

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