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Laravel packaged by Bitnami

What is Laravel?

Laravel is an open source PHP framework for web application development.

Overview of Laravel

Trademarks: This software listing is packaged by Bitnami. The respective trademarks mentioned in the offering are owned by the respective companies, and use of them does not imply any affiliation or endorsement.


Local workspace

$ mkdir ~/myapp && cd ~/myapp
$ curl -LO
$ docker-compose up

Warning: This quick setup is only intended for development environments. You are encouraged to change the insecure default credentials and check out the available configuration options for the MariaDB container for a more secure deployment.

Why use Bitnami Images?

  • Bitnami closely tracks upstream source changes and promptly publishes new versions of this image using our automated systems.
  • With Bitnami images the latest bug fixes and features are available as soon as possible.
  • Bitnami containers, virtual machines and cloud images use the same components and configuration approach - making it easy to switch between formats based on your project needs.
  • All our images are based on minideb a minimalist Debian based container image which gives you a small base container image and the familiarity of a leading Linux distribution.
  • All Bitnami images available in Docker Hub are signed with Docker Content Trust (DCT). You can use
    to verify the integrity of the images.
  • Bitnami container images are released daily with the latest distribution packages available.

This CVE scan report contains a security report with all open CVEs. To get the list of actionable security issues, find the "latest" tag, click the vulnerability report link under the corresponding "Security scan" field and then select the "Only show fixable" filter on the next page.

Supported tags and respective

Learn more about the Bitnami tagging policy and the difference between rolling tags and immutable tags in our documentation page.

Subscribe to project updates by watching the bitnami/laravel GitHub repo.


Laravel is a web application framework for PHP, released as free and open-source software under the MIT License.

The Bitnami Laravel Development Container has been carefully engineered to provide you and your team with a highly reproducible Laravel development environment. We hope you find the Bitnami Laravel Development Container useful in your quest for world domination. Happy hacking!

Learn more about Bitnami Development Containers.

Getting started

The quickest way to get started with the Bitnami Laravel Development Container is using docker-compose.

Begin by creating a directory for your Laravel application:

mkdir ~/myapp
cd ~/myapp

Download the docker-compose.yml file in the application directory:

$ curl -LO

Finally launch the Laravel application development environment using:

$ docker-compose up

Among other things, the above command creates a container service, named

, for Laravel development and bootstraps a new Laravel application in the application directory. You can use your favorite IDE for developing the application.


If the application directory contained the source code of an existing Laravel application, the Bitnami Laravel Development Container would load the existing application instead of bootstrapping a new one.

After the artisan application server has been launched in the

service, visit
in your favorite web browser and you'll be greeted by the default Laravel welcome page.


If no application available at

and you're running Docker on Windows, you might need to uncomment
setting for
container. Later, re-launch the Laravel application development environment as stated before.

In addition to the Laravel Development Container, the docker-compose.yml file also configures a MariaDB service to serve as the database backend of your Laravel application.

Executing commands

Commands can be launched inside the

Laravel Development Container with
using the exec command.



command was added to
in release 1.7.0. Please ensure that you're using
or higher.

The general structure of the

command is:
$ docker-compose exec  

, where

 is the name of the container service as described in the 
file and
 is the command you want to launch inside the service.

Following are a few examples of launching some commonly used Laravel development commands inside the

service container.
  • List all
  $ docker-compose exec myapp php artisan list
  • List all registered routes:
  $ docker-compose exec myapp php artisan route:list
  • Create a new application controller named
  $ docker-compose exec myapp php artisan make:controller UserController
  • Installing a new composer package called
    with version
  $ docker-compose exec myapp composer require phpmailer/phpmailer:5.2.*


We'd love for you to contribute to this container. You can request new features by creating an issue, or submit a pull request with your contribution.

Special Thanks

We want to thank the following individuals for reporting vulnerabilities responsibly and helping improve the security of this container.


If you encountered a problem running this container, you can file an issue. Be sure to include the following information in your issue:

  • Host OS and version
  • Docker version (
    docker version
  • Output of
    docker info
  • Version of this container
  • The command you used to run the container, and any relevant output you saw (masking any sensitive information)

Community supported solution

Please, note this asset is a community-supported solution. This means that the Bitnami team is not actively working on new features/improvements nor providing support through GitHub Issues. Any new issue will stay open for 20 days to allow the community to contribute, after 15 days without activity the issue will be marked as stale being closed after 5 days.

The Bitnami team will review any PR that is created, feel free to create a PR if you find any issue or want to implement a new feature.

New versions and releases cadence are not going to be affected. Once a new version is released in the upstream project, the Bitnami container image will be updated to use the latest version, supporting the different branches supported by the upstream project as usual.


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