Lando recipes set sane defaults for common use cases like Drupal, WordPress or MEAN but are also highly configurable and extensible for all occasions.
Recipes are Lando's highest level abstraction and they contain common combinations of routing, services, and tooling. Said another way, recipes are common development use cases and starting points eg
For example this will use the Drupal 8 recipe.
You can optionally configure some of the more obvious things in your recipe such as service versions, database types and config files using the top-level
config config in your Landofile.
::: tip While a decent amount config is the same from recipe to recipe we recommend you consult the documentation for the recipe you intende to use for the full list of its config options. :::
For example here are some of the configurable things in the LAMP recipe.
recipe: lamp config: php: '5.6' webroot: www database: postgres:11.1 xdebug: true config: php: config/php.ini database: config/mysql.cnf vhosts: config/vhosts.conf
The following recipes are currently offered. Please check out each one to learn how to specifically use them.
Extending and Overriding Recipes
While the first Landofile below is totally valid and used by many people there are even more people who set a recipe as a starting point for a more complex Landofile.
This is possible because recipes load all their stuff first. A consequence of that is that you can still mix in other services, events, routing and tooling or directly override the config provided by the recipe itself.
::: tip Service and Tooling discovery
lando info in your app directory is a good way to see what things your recipe offers. This is useful if you want to override or extend the things it provides, as in the example below.
That's cool bro...
name: my-app recipe: laravel
But it would be a lot cooler if you did this
name: myapp # Start with the lamp recipe recipe: lamp config: php: '5.6' webroot: www database: postgres # Add additional services services: cache: type: redis persist: true node: type: node:6.10 # Override our appserver to add some environmental variables # This service is provided by the lamp recipe appserver: overrides: environment: WORD: covfefe # Add additional tooling tooling: redis-cli: service: cache node: service: node npm: service: node