Stakkr is a a development tool, based on docker-compose, to easily use a stack of services. For example, if you need a LAMP environment for your developments, then stakkr is the right tool.

Via a very simple configuration file you can setup the required services and let stakkr link and start everything for you.

Why stakkr and not docker-compose ? * To avoid searching for the right image, * To stop fighting with permissions, * To do lot of stuff without reading the full docker documentation, * Also because you need to share your configuration with your team, so you want a portable tool, * Finally, you want a very simple tool

What does that do exactly ?

If you have heard of Docker, you know that when you need to build a full environment with multiple services that are linked, you either have to do everything manually or use docker-compose. The second solution is the best but it implies that you need, for each environment, to change your parameters, choose your images, learn the docker-compose command line tool, etc … In brief, it’s not very flexible and hard to learn.

Stakkr will help you, via a very simple configuration file and a predefined list of services (that can be extended with aliases and custom services) to build a complete environment. Plus, to control it in command line. It makes use of docker easy.

Last, but not the least, it’s highly configurable and each service mounts a volume to have a persistence of data. You can even, if you want, add more directives on some services (change the php.ini for example and choose your versions (PHP 5.6 or 7.1 or 7.3 or anything else).


You can combine services as you want to have :

  • A Dev LAMP stack (Nginx + Postgres 13 + PHP 8.0 with xdebug and xhprof) … and if suddenly you want to test your code with PHP 7.0, change it in stakkr.yml, restart, it’s done !

  • Or Apache 2.2 + PHP 5.6 + MySQL 5.5 for a legacy environment

  • Or a ready made symfony stack (with the project initialized!)

  • etc…

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