You need to download and install these two requirements before we start.
Vagrant – https://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
Virtual box - https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
If you’re done installing the above requirements, the next thing we’ll do is to create a Vagrantfile.
Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
The "2" indicates the version of the Vagrantfile. This is the standard version configuration.
Vconfig.vm.box = "centos/7"
This is the reason why we installed a virtualbox. Every Vagrant development environment requires a box. We set a centos7 dev environtment.
config.vm.network "private_network", ip: "192.168.33.10"
This section creates our private network. Using the dedicated IP will allow to access our host-only to the machine.
config.vm.synced_folder "files", "/home/vagrant/laravel"
This is the part where we specify which folders in Windows should be synchronized with the virtual machine.
config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb| vb.gui = true end
You can comment out this part. But, in my case, I like to see what's happening when executing vagrant up.
config.vm.boot_timeout = 1800 # 30 minutes
By default, boot timeout is 5 minutes, but since I have a slow pc and internet connection, I adjusted it to 30 minutes booting timeout. :)
Ever wonder why we didn't need to install a docker in the first place? Because the remaining lines in our Vagrantfile are for the installation of docker. Yes! Once we execute vagrant up, the installation of the docker will be included.
Now that our Vagrantfile is ready, let's go ahead and execute vagrant up.
Once done, execute vagrant ssh
Remember the synced folder setup that we have in Vagrantfile? My laravel code is in the code folder. So I need to be in the code directory to access my laravel project.
Now that we are in the laravel project folder, we clone laradock by executing:
git clone https://github.com/Laradock/laradock.git
Once done, go to laradock folder.
cp .env-example .env
Rename env-example to .env.
docker-compose up-d mysql nginx
Execute command above after renaming env file. This will run the containers.
If you encounter an issue regarding mysql port is already in use, just stop the container and execute:
docker-compose up-d mysql
Execute docker ps to see the containers.
Try to access your laravel project in the browser. You will see the same result as above screenshot.
The next thing we'll do is to migrate our database. To do that, execute below command first.
docker-compose exec workspace bash
Then execute laravel migration command.
php artisan migrate
If you want to access mysql in laradock, execute commands below.
docker-compose exec mysql mysql -u root -p mysql
This will ask for your root password. The default password is root.
Default is the default database name. You can update this in the env file in laradock folder.
I know this is gonna be hard for us if we'll use the above steps in accessing our database. With that, we need to enable remote access of mysql in centos.
We need to be in a root environment to enable the remote access.
Go to /etc then execute vi my.cnf
Edit my.cnf file then save.
user = mysql pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port = 3306 basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp language = /usr/share/mysql/English bind-address = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx # skip-networking
Bind-address is your private network IP in your Vagrantfile.
I'm using HeidiSql for my mysql access.
Default password is root.
You can check my laravel-docker-vagrant-template repo for your reference at: https://github.com/jsafe00/laravel-docker-vagrant-template