This example will use
git to install WordPress from within the Devilbox PHP container.
After completing the below listed steps, you will have a working WordPress 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 seven simple steps:
- Enter the PHP container
- Create a new VirtualHost directory
- Download WordPress via
- Symlink webroot directory
- Add MySQL database
- Setup DNS record
- Visit http://my-wp.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 ).
email@example.com in /shared/httpd $ mkdir my-wp
Navigate into your newly created vhost directory and install WordPress with
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd $ cd my-wp email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-wp $ git clone https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress wordpress.git
How does the directory structure look after installation:
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd/my-wp $ tree -L 1 . └── wordpress.git 1 directory, 0 files
email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-wp $ mysql -u root -h 127.0.0.1 -p -e 'CREATE DATABASE my_wp;'
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):
(1/7) Choose your desired WordPress language
(2/7) Read pre-installation information
(3/7) Setup database connection
127.0.0.1 as the database host
(4/7) Database setup post screen
(5/7) Start WordPress installation
(6/7) Installation success view
(7/7) Login to Admin panel
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.