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Dan Patrascu-Baba

Building a LAMP development eviroment on Windows 10 using Docker

This sampel shows how PHP developers working on Windows 10 clients can set up a full LAMP development environment within few secons using Docker for Windows. This will allow you to create two containers, one running a Linux VM with Apache installed and one running the MySQL database. After you have completed all steps and go to a broser and navigate to localhost:8080 you will be able to see the phpinfo page.


To create a LAMP development environment on Windows 10 using Docker for Windows, you will need:

  1. Docker for Windows
  2. A code editor that includes a terminal (I used Visual Studio Code)


1. Install Docker for Windows

You can dowload and install Docker for Windows from the official Docker. If you follow the installation guide on the same page, all necessary components will be installed, including docker-compose, which is a vital component.

Also make sure that the C drive is shared with Docker. You can do this by right clicking the Docker icon, Settings and shared drives.

2. Clone or Download repostiory

This is a very simple sample so you can simply recreate the files if you are not familiar with Github or you cand download or clone the repository

Alternatively, from your shell or command line, use:

git clone

3. Run docker-compose

On your code editor you need to bring up the terminal window (if it's not already there) and run the following command to build the environment:

'docker-compose up'

4. Check your environment

If everything is configrued correctly, you should be able to open a browser, navigate to localhost:8080 and see the phpinfo page. This means that your development environment is up and running and you can start coding.

5. Stop docker containers

In order to stop the docker containers created previously, you can open up your terminal window and run the following command: 'docker-compose stop'

This will stop your web server and MySQL instance.

Hope this will save you the time I needed as a php and Docker rookie to get this up and running.