TLDR: docker run -it -p 8080:80 -v "$PWD":/var/www/html/ martinmajlis/apache-php-rewrite:latest to run Apache with PHP and mod_rewrite from your current folder.


I have my side project to convert timestamp to date that I have written in PHP several years ago. Today I wanted to make some modifications there but I have no longer Apache installed. Furthermore it was always time consuming to setup everything. Therefore I have decided to use docker to make my life easier.

There is official PHP with Apache image but mod_rewrite is not enabled there. So I have decided to create derived image image with PHP, Apache, and mod rewrite enabled.

Docker Images

Dockerfile to achieve that is really simple:

FROM php:7-apache
RUN a2enmod rewrite
CMD ["apache2-foreground"]

However, there is no need to create such docker file, since you can use pre-build docker images:

How To Use It

It’s very simple to use those docker images. Just traverse to the folder with the project and then execute following command:

docker run -it -p 8080:80 \
	-v "$PWD":/var/www/html/ \

Then you can access http://localhost:8080 and see your web in action. To make your development simpler, you can put something like:	timestamp.test

into your /etc/hosts and then you can go to http://timestamp.test:8080.

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