Setup WordPress using Docker Compose

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a Compose file to configure your application’s services. Then, using a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.

Compose is great for development, testing, and staging environments, as well as CI workflows. Install docker, docker-compose with my previous blog.

Installing docker-compose

Use the below command to install docker-checking version

krishna@ubuntu:~$ docker-compose --version
docker-compose version 1.12.0, build b31ff33

Docker Compose Config

Create an empty project directory say “mywordpress” and within this directory create docker-compose.yml file, that will start the wordpress blog.

krishna@krishna-VirtualBox:~/mywordpress$ cat docker-compose.yml
version: '2'

     image: mysql:5.7
       - db_data:/var/lib/mysql
     restart: always
       MYSQL_DATABASE: wordpress
       MYSQL_USER: wordpress
       MYSQL_PASSWORD: wordpress

       - db
     image: wordpress:latest
       - "8000:80"
     restart: always
       WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db:3306
       WORDPRESS_DB_USER: wordpress
       WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: wordpress

krishna@krishna-VirtualBox:~/mywordpress$ docker-compose up -d
Creating network "mywordpress_default" with the default driver
Creating volume "mywordpress_db_data" with default driver
Pulling db (mysql:5.7)...
5.7: Pulling from library/mysql
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Digest: sha256:e44b9a3ae88db013a3e8571a89998678ba44676ed4ae9f54714fd31e108f8b58
Status: Downloaded newer image for mysql:5.7
Pulling wordpress (wordpress:latest)...
latest: Pulling from library/wordpress
cd0a524342ef: Already exists
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Digest: sha256:dc77678ddced9623331e051e1b192ee76f887fd683b9ede2f718a6bc4eb08ea6
Status: Downloaded newer image for wordpress:latest
Creating mywordpress_db_1
Creating mywordpress_wordpress_1

WordPress in Browser

Open up a link in browser http://machine-ip:8000



hooray… successfully, installed wordpress with docker-compose.

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