Laravel Installation Installation using LaraDock (Laravel Homestead for Docker)


LaraDock is a Laravel Homestead like development environment but for Docker instead of Vagrant.


*Requires Git and Docker

Clone the LaraDock repository:

A. If you already have a Laravel project, clone this repository on your Laravel root directory:

git submodule add

B. If you don't have a Laravel project, and you want to install Laravel from Docker, clone this repo anywhere on your machine:

git clone

Basic Usage

  1. Run Containers: (Make sure you are in the laradock folder before running the docker-compose commands).

    Example: Running NGINX and MySQL: docker-compose up -d nginx mysql

    There are a list of available containers you can select to create your own combinations.

    nginx, hhvm, php-fpm, mysql, redis, postgres, mariadb, neo4j, mongo, apache2, caddy, memcached, beanstalkd, beanstalkd-console, workspace

  2. Enter the Workspace container, to execute commands like (Artisan, Composer, PHPUnit, Gulp, ...).

    docker-compose exec workspace bash

  3. If you don't have a Laravel project installed yet, follow the step to install Laravel from a Docker container.

    a. Enter the Workspace container.

    b. Install Laravel. composer create-project laravel/laravel my-cool-app "5.3.*"

  4. Edit the Laravel configurations. Open your Laravel's .env file and set the DB_HOST to your mysql:


  5. Open your browser and visit your localhost address.