This example will use
composer to install CraftCMS from within the Devilbox PHP container.
composer requires the underlying file system to support symlinks. If you
use Docker Toolbox you need to explicitly allow/enable this.
See below for instructions:
- Docker Toolbox and Symlinks
After completing the below listed steps, you will have a working CraftCMS setup ready to be served via http and https.
Table of Contents
- Walk through
- Next steps
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 eight simple steps:
- Enter the PHP container
- Create a new VirtualHost directory
- Install CraftCMS via
- Symlink webroot directory
- Add MySQL database
- Setup DNS record
- Run setup wizard
- Visit http://my-craft.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-craft
Navigate into your newly created vhost directory and install CraftCMS with
email@example.com in /shared/httpd $ cd my-craft firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd/my-craft $ composer create-project craftcms/craft craftcms
How does the directory structure look after installation:
email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-craft $ tree -L 1 . └── craftcms 1 directory, 0 files
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd/my-craft $ mysql -u root -h 127.0.0.1 -p -e 'CREATE DATABASE my_craft CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci;'
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):
After everything is setup, you need to run the setup wizard. CraftCMS bundles a commandline tool that you can use.
email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-craft $ php craftcms/craft setup Which database driver are you using? [mysql,pgsql,?]: mysql Database server name or IP address: [localhost] 127.0.0.1 Database port:  Database username: [root] Database password: Database name: my_craft Database table prefix: Testing database credentials... success! Saving database credentials to your .env file... done Install Craft now? (yes|no) [yes]: Username: [admin] Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Confirm: Site name: craftcms Site URL: [@web] my-craft.loc Site language: [en-US] ... *** installed Craft successfully (time: 14.660s)
If you do not feel too comfortable on the command line, you can also run the setup wizard via the browser. See their official documentation for screenshots.
- Password: your MySQL password
- Database Name:
- Prefix: leave empty
When chosing the Database server, use
127.0.0.1 as the hostname.
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.