by brpaz

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Symfony Flex base application



The recommented way to run this application is with Docker Compose. That way you dont have to install any project dependency on your host machine.

We also provide a simple wrapper script "appCtl" in the root folder of the project which provides am abstraction to some most used commands.

With Docker

The docker-compose file provided in this project, provides a good set of building blocks for PHP applications. It includes an Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL and Memcached images by default as well as some commented out code for other that you might need like Redis and ElasticSearch.

To start the application with docker-compose just run:

sudo chmod +x appCtl
./appCtl up

or directly

docker-compose up

Note: If you want to use XDebug, its recommended to use the appCtl dommand or export the "DOCKER_REMOTE_HOST" with your host IP address. More info on [Running XDebug with Docker and PHPStorm]

The application should start and be availble on "localhost:8080" by default. You can override it using the "PORT" environment variable.

Example: PORT=9000 appCtl up

The provided Dockerfile, includes some of most used extensions like Intl, Mcrypt, Imagick, Redis and Memcached.


If you prefer to run the application directly in your machine, just run;

composer install
composer start

This should start the built-in web server in Port 8080.

Check composer scripts section for more useful commands like composer test or composer lint




composer test or ./appCtl test (with docker)

Running XDebug with Docker and PHPStorm

"xdebug" is installed and configured in the Docker image. It automatically disable itself when starting the container with APP_ENV=prod.

To be able to accept connections from XDebug you must configure your IDE. In PHPStorm, make sure you configure the Remote Server and User Path mappings. This tutorial, can guide you in That.

Note: When configuring "User Mappings", the application is located in "/srv/app" inside the container and XDebug configured to connect to port "9001" on the host machine.

Performance monitoring with Blackfire.

A "blackfire" container is provided out of the box, in Docker Compose file. To be able to use it, you have to set "BLACKFIRE_SERVER_ID", "BLACKFIRE_SERVER_TOKEN" in the ".env file. You can get this credentials in your blackfire account page.

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