Setup Photon CMS¶
This example will use
photon cli to install Photon CMS from within the Devilbox PHP container.
After completing the below listed steps, you will have a working Photon CMS setup ready to be served via http and https.
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The following configuration will be used:
|Project name||VirtualHost directory||Database||TLD_SUFFIX||Project URL|
- Inside the Devilbox PHP container, projects are always in
- On your host operating system, projects are by default in
./data/www/inside the Devilbox git directory. This path can be changed via HOST_PATH_HTTPD_DATADIR.
It will be ready in six simple steps:
- Enter the PHP container
- Create a new VirtualHost directory
- Install Photon
- Symlink webroot directory
- Setup DNS record
- Visit http://my-photon.loc in your browser
All work will be done inside the PHP container as it provides you with all required command line tools.
Navigate to the Devilbox git directory and execute
shell.bat on Windows) to
enter the running PHP container.
The vhost directory defines the name under which your project will be available.
<vhost dir>.TLD_SUFFIX will be the final URL ).
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd $ mkdir my-photon
Navigate into your newly created vhost directory and install Photom CMS with
During the installation you will be asked for the MySQL hostname, username and password. Ensure
not to specify
localhost, but instead use
127.0.0.1 for the hostname.
Additionally, provide a pair of credentials that has permissions to create a database or create the database
email@example.com in /shared/httpd $ cd my-photon firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd/my-photon $ photon new blog ...What is your mysql hostname? [localhost] 127.0.0.1 ...What is your mysql username? [root]root ...What is your mysql password? 
How does the directory structure look after installation:
email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-photon $ tree -L 1 . └── blog 1 directory, 0 files
If you have Auto DNS configured already, you can skip this section, because DNS entries will be available automatically by the bundled DNS server.
If you don’t have Auto DNS configured, you will need to add the following line to your
host operating systems
/etc/hosts file (or
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc on Windows):
Once everything is installed and setup correctly, you might be interested in a few follow-up topics.
The Devilbox ships most common Web UIs accessible from the intranet.
Go ahead and make the Devilbox more smoothly by setting up its core features.
In case your framework/CMS requires it, attach caching, queues, database or performance tools.