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Create HTTPD / PHP Docker – Centos 7

Problem

User wants to create docker container with httpd, PHP and various modules

Solution

Create a file called Dockerfile in the directory for the build (or download the docker file and rename to Docker without extension ) and copy this contents

FROM centos:7

# Install Apache
RUN yum -y update
RUN yum -y install httpd httpd-tools

# Install EPEL Repo
RUN rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm \
&& rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm

# Install PHP
RUN yum -y install php72w php72w-bcmath php72w-cli php72w-common php72w-gd php72w-intl php72w-ldap php72w-mbstring \
php72w-mysql php72w-pear php72w-soap php72w-xml php72w-xmlrpc

# Update Apache Configuration
RUN sed -E -i -e ‘/<Directory “\/var\/www\/html”>/,/<\/Directory>/s/AllowOverride None/AllowOverride All/’ /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
RUN sed -E -i -e ‘s/DirectoryIndex (.*)$/DirectoryIndex index.php \1/g’ /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

EXPOSE 80

# Start Apache
CMD [“/usr/sbin/httpd”,”-D”,”FOREGROUND”]

Build the Docker

docker build -t image_httpd .

Run the Docker

Specify the directory with your site for the httpd server to mount as volume inside the container it will be mounted to /var/www/html  which was specified as the httpd root directory in the Docker file. the port of the container is 8080 ( just incase httpd server exists on port 80 ).

docker run -tid -p 8080:80 –name=container_httpd -v /home/website:/var/www/html image_httpd

change the value to 80:80 if you want to run as standard httpd

Test

use your curl or your favorite browser to access the server

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