# Laravel Sail & Docker
This guide will show Laravel sail and docker environment.
Laravel Sail is a light-weight command-line interface for interacting with Laravel's default Docker development environment. Sail provides a great starting point for building a Laravel application using PHP, MySQL, and Redis without requiring prior Docker experience.
At its heart, Sail is the
docker-compose.yml file and the
sail script that is stored at the root of your project. The
sail script provides a CLI with convenient methods for interacting with the Docker containers defined by the
Laravel Sail is supported on
Windows (via WSL2).
# What is the Docker?
Docker is a tool for running applications and services in small, light-weight "containers" which do not interfere with your local computer's installed software or configuration. This means you don't have to worry about configuring or setting up complicated development tools such as web servers and databases on your personal computer. To get started, you only need to install Docker Desktop (opens new window).
# Installation & Setup
Laravel Sail is automatically installed with all new Laravel applications so you may start using it immediately. To learn how to create a new Laravel application, please consult Laravel's installation documentation (opens new window) for your operating system.
# Installing Sail Into Existing Applications
If you are interested in using Sail with an existing Laravel application, you may simply install Sail using the Composer package manager. Of course, these steps assume that your existing local development environment allows you to install Composer dependencies:
composer require laravel/sail --dev
After Sail has been installed, you may run the
sail:install Artisan command. This command will publish Sail's
docker-compose.yml file to the root of your application:
php artisan sail:install
Finally, you may start Sail. To continue learning how to use Sail, please continue reading the remainder of this documentation:
# Configuring A Bash Alias
By default, Sail commands are invoked using the
vendor/bin/sail script that is included with all new Laravel applications:
However, instead of repeatedly typing
vendor/bin/sail to execute Sail commands, you may wish to configure a Bash alias that allows you to execute Sail's commands more easily:
alias sail='bash vendor/bin/sail'
Once the Bash alias has been configured, you may execute Sail commands by simply typing
sail. The remainder of this documentation's examples will assume that you have configured this alias:
# Starting & Stopping Sail
docker-compose.yml file defines a Docker variety of containers that work together to help you build Laravel applications. Each of these containers is an entry within the
services configuration of your
docker-compose.yml file. The
laravel.test container is the primary application container that will be serving your application.
Before starting Sail, you should ensure that no other web servers or databases are running on your local computer. To start all of the Docker containers defined in your application's
docker-compose.yml file, you should execute the
To start all of the Docker containers in the background, you may start Sail in "detached" mode:
sail up -d
Once the application's containers have been started, you may access the project in your web browser at: http://localhost (opens new window).
To stop all of the containers, you may simply press Control + C to stop the container's execution. Or, if the containers are running in the background, you may use the
# How to run the Vuexy template with docker?
You can run our template in docker environment using sail. After, successfully installed docker (opens new window) in your system run the below command to install sail and composer in the template.
docker run --rm \ -v $(pwd):/opt \ -w /opt \ laravelsail/php80-composer:latest \ composer install
In the root directory, you will find a file named
.env.example, rename the given file name to
.env and run the following command to generate the key (and you can also edit your database credentials here).
php artisan key:generate
By running the following command, you will be able to get all the dependencies in your
To run the project, you need to run following command in the project directory. It will compile the php files & all the other project files. If you are making any changes in any of the php file then you need to run the given command again.
npm run dev
Now, run the below command to create docker container and serve the template.
alias sail='bash vendor/bin/sail' //created alias sail up