I know there is Laradock which I demonstrated in my previous tutorial but I think it's too heavy to use besides we just need few files to make the project work.

You can clone the github repo at: https://github.com/jsafe00/laravel-docker-template.

Make sure you already have a docker toolbox installed and turned on in your local machine. If not, download docker toolbox here: https://docs.docker.com/toolbox/.

Note: I prefer to use docker toolbox because I'm having some problems installing docker desktop.

**Procedure: **

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docker-compose build

After cloning, execute docker-compose build. This will take time.

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docker-compose up -d

Once the building is successful, execute the command above. This will create the containers. I have 3 services in my docker-compose.yml file: nginx, mysql and php_frm.

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docker ps

Execute docker ps to view the containers and its details.

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Access your laravel project using the IP address in your docker with the port you specified in nginx service in docker-compose.yml file. You can also see the port when you execute docker ps - nginx container.

**Migrate and Seed **

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docker exec -it  ca61fd2b5aa6 bash

Execute command above. We used ca61fd2b5aa6 because this is the container id of our php.

php artisan migrate
php artisan db:seed

Once, you're inside the php container, execute migrate/seed artisan commands.

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my .env data- db section db, username,password and port have the same setup in my docker-compose.yml file

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I think how I dockerized my laravel project can still be improved and hope I can find a better way to even make this simpler. The simpler, the better.