Laradock is a full PHP development environment for Docker.

It supports a variety of common services, all pre-configured to provide a ready PHP development environment.

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  • Easy switch between PHP versions: 8.1, 8.0, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 5.6…
  • Choose your favorite database engine: MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB…
  • Run your own stack: Memcached, HHVM, RabbitMQ…
  • Each software runs on its own container: PHP-FPM, NGINX, PHP-CLI…
  • Easy to customize any container, with simple edits to the Dockerfile.
  • All Images extend from an official base Image. (Trusted base Images).
  • Pre-configured NGINX to host any code at your root directory.
  • Can use Laradock per project, or single Laradock for all projects.
  • Easy to install/remove software’s in Containers using environment variables.
  • Clean and well-structured Dockerfiles (Dockerfile).
  • The Latest version of the Docker Compose file (docker-compose).
  • Everything is visible and editable.
  • Fast Images Builds.

Quick Overview

Let’s see how easy it is to setup our demo stack PHP, NGINX, MySQL, Redis and Composer:

1 - Clone Laradock inside your PHP project:

git clone

2 - Enter the laradock folder and rename .env.example to .env.

cp .env.example .env

3 - Run your containers:

docker-compose up -d nginx mysql phpmyadmin redis workspace 

4 - Open your project’s .env file and set the following:


5 - Open your browser and visit localhost: http://localhost.

That's it! enjoy :)

Supported Services

Laradock, adheres to the ‘separation of concerns’ principle, thus it runs each software on its own Docker Container. You can turn On/Off as many instances as you want without worrying about the configurations.

To run a chosen container from the list below, run docker-compose up -d {container-name}. The container name {container-name} is the same as its folder name. Example to run the “PHP FPM” container, use the name “php-fpm”.

  • Web Servers:

    • NGINX
    • Apache2
    • Caddy
  • Load Balancers:

    • HAProxy
    • Traefik
  • PHP Compilers:

    • PHP FPM
    • HHVM
  • Database Management Systems:

    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
      • PostGIS
    • MariaDB
    • Percona
    • MSSQL
    • MongoDB
      • MongoDB Web UI
    • Neo4j
    • CouchDB
    • RethinkDB
    • Cassandra
  • Database Management Apps:

    • PhpMyAdmin
    • Adminer
    • PgAdmin
  • Cache Engines:

    • Redis
      • Redis Web UI
      • Redis Cluster
    • Memcached
    • Aerospike
    • Varnish
  • Message Brokers:

    • RabbitMQ
      • RabbitMQ Admin Console
    • Beanstalkd
      • Beanstalkd Admin Console
    • Eclipse Mosquitto
    • PHP Worker
    • Laravel Horizon
    • Gearman
    • Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • Mail Servers:

    • Mailu
    • MailCatcher
    • Mailhog
    • MailDev
  • Log Management:

    • GrayLog
  • Testing:

    • Selenium
  • Monitoring:

    • Grafana
    • NetData
  • Search Engines:

    • ElasticSearch
    • Apache Solr
    • Manticore Search
  • IDE’s

    • ICE Coder
    • Theia
    • Web IDE
  • Miscellaneous:

    • Workspace (Laradock container that includes a rich set of pre-configured useful tools)
      • PHP CLI
      • Composer
      • Git
      • Vim
      • xDebug
      • Linuxbrew
      • Node
      • V8JS
      • Gulp
      • SQLite
      • Laravel Envoy
      • Deployer
      • Yarn
      • SOAP
      • Drush
      • Wordpress CLI
      • dnsutils
    • Apache ZooKeeper (Centralized service for distributed systems to a hierarchical key-value store)
    • Kibana (Visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack)
    • Dejavu (Edit your Elasticsearch data)
    • LogStash (Server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously)
    • Jenkins (automation server, that provides plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project)
    • Certbot (Automatically enable HTTPS on your website)
    • Swoole (Production-Grade Async programming Framework for PHP)
    • SonarQube (continuous inspection of code quality to perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs and more)
    • Gitlab (A single application for the entire software development lifecycle)
    • PostGIS (Database extender for PostgreSQL. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL)
    • Blackfire (Empowers all PHP developers and IT/Ops to continuously verify and improve their app’s performance)
    • Laravel Echo (Bring the power of WebSockets to your Laravel applications)
    • Mercure (Server-sent events)
    • Phalcon (A PHP web framework based on the model–view–controller pattern)
    • Minio (Cloud storage server released under Apache License v2, compatible with Amazon S3)
    • AWS EB CLI (CLI that helps you deploy and manage your AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications and environments)
    • Thumbor (Photo thumbnail service)
    • IPython (Provides a rich architecture for interactive computing)
    • Jupyter Hub (Jupyter notebook for multiple users)
    • Portainer (Build and manage your Docker environments with ease)
    • Docker Registry (The Docker Registry implementation for storing and distributing Docker images)
    • Docker Web UI (A browser-based solution for browsing and modifying a private Docker registry)

You can choose, which tools to install in your workspace container and other containers, from the .env file.

If you modify docker-compose.yml, .env or any dockerfile file, you must re-build your containers, to see those effects in the running instance.

If you can’t find your Software in the list, build it yourself and submit it. Contributions are welcomed :)

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Awesome People

Laradock is an MIT-licensed open source project with its ongoing development made possible entirely by the support of all these smart and generous people, from code contributors to financial contributors. 💜

Project Maintainers

Mahmoud Zalt

Bo-Yi Wu

Philippe Trépanier

Mike Erickson

Dwi Fahni Denni

Thor Erik

Winfried van Loon

TJ Miller

Yu-Lung Shao (Allen)

Milan Urukalo

Vince Chu

Huadong Zuo

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