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Vagrant LAMP

My default LAMP development stack configuration for Vagrant.


Download and install VirtualBox

Download and install vagrant

Download a vagrant box (name of the box is supposed to be precise32)

$ vagrant box add precise32

Clone this repository

Go to the repository folder and launch the box

$ cd [repo]
$ vagrant up

What's inside:

Installed software:


Apache virtual hosts

You can add virtual hosts to apache by adding a file to the data_bags/sites directory. The docroot of the new virtual host will be a directory within the public/ folder matching the host you specified. Alternately you may specify a docroot explicitly by adding a docroot key in the json file.


The guests local 3306 port is available on the host at port 33066. It is also available on every domain. Logging in can be done with username=root, password=vagrant.


phpMyAdmin is available on every domain. For example:

XDebug and webgrind

XDebug is configured to connect back to your host machine on port 9000 when starting a debug session from a browser running on your host. A debug session is started by appending GET variable XDEBUG_SESSION_START to the URL (if you use an integrated debugger like Eclipse PDT, it will do this for you).

XDebug is also configured to generate cachegrind profile output on demand by adding GET variable XDEBUG_PROFILE to your URL. For example:

Webgrind is available on each domain. For example:

It looks for cachegrind files in the /tmp directory, where xdebug leaves them.

Note: xdebug uses the default value for xdebug.profiler_output_name, which means the output filename only includes the process ID as a unique part. This was done to prevent a real need to clean out cachgrind files. If you wish to configure xdebug to always generate profiler output (xdebug.profiler_enable = 1), you will need to change this setting to something like

xdebug.profiler_output_name = cachegrind.out.%t.%p

so your call to webgrind will not overwrite the file for the process that happens to serve webgrind.


All emails sent by PHP are intercepted by MailCatcher. So normally no email would be delivered outside of the virtual machine. Instead you can check messages using web frontend for MailCatcher, which is running on port 1080 and also available on every domain:


Composer binary is installed globally (to /usr/local/bin), so you can simply call composer from any directory.

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