Find common questions and answers here.
Table of Contents
- Are there any differences between native Docker and Docker Toolbox?
- Why are mounted MySQL data directories separated by version?
- Why are mounted PostgreSQL data directories separated by version?
- Why are mounted MongoDB data directories separated by version?
- Why do the user/group permissions of log/ or cfg/ directories show 1000?
- Can I not just comment out the service in the .env file?
- Are there any required services that must/will always be started?
- What PHP Modules are available?
- Does it work with CakePHP?
- Does it work with Codeigniter?
- Does it work with Contao?
- Does it work with CraftCMS?
- Does it work with Drupal?
- Does it work with ExpressionEngine?
- Does it work with Joomla?
- Does it work with Laravel?
- Does it work with Magento?
- Does it work with Phalcon?
- Does it work with Photon CMS?
- Does it work with PrestaShop?
- Does it work with ProcessWire?
- Does it work with Shopware?
- Does it work with Symfony?
- Does it work with Typo3?
- Does it work with Wordpress?
- Does it work with Yii?
- Does it work with Zend?
- Does it work with other Frameworks?
Yes, read Docker Toolbox and the Devilbox to find out more.
This is just a pre-caution. Imagine they would link to the same datadir. You start the Devilbox with mysql 5.5, create a database and add some data. Now you decide to switch to mysql 5.7 and restart the devilbox. The newer mysql version will probably upgrade the data leaving it unable to start with older mysql versions.
Uid and Gid are set to 1000 by default. You can alter them to match the uid/gid of your current
user. Open the
.env file and change the sections
NEW_GID. When you start
up the devilbox, the PHP container will use these values for its user.
No, don’t do this. This will lead to unexpected behaviour (different versions will be loaded).
.env file allows you to configure the devilbox, but not to start services selectively.
php will automatically always be started (due to dependencies inside
docker-compose.yml) if you specify them or not.
The Devilbox is a development stack, so it is made sure that a lot of PHP modules are available out of the box in order to work with many different frameworks.
Available PHP modules can be seen at the PHP Docker image repository.
Yes, you can change the password of the MySQL root user. If you do so, you must also set the new
password in your
.env file. See MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD for how to change this value.
Yes, php.ini directives can be changed for each PHP version separately. See php.ini
Yes, my.cnf directives can be changed for each MySQL version separately. See my.cnf
Be aware not to use
localhost. See TLD_SUFFIX for more details.
Also do not use any official domain TLDs such as
Yes, every Docker container is optional. The Devilbox allows for selective startup. See Start the Devilbox.
You need a valid DNS entry for every project that points to the Httpd server. As those records
don’t exists by default, you will have to create them. However, the Devilbox has a bundled DNS
server that can automate this for you. The only thing you have to do for that to work is to add
this DNS server’s IP address to your
See Setup Auto DNS for detailed instructions.