Stakkr is a a docker recompose tool that uses docker compose to easily create / maintain a stack of services, for example for web development.

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

It works only in CLI.

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 by plugins) 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 5.3 or 5.6 or 7.1 or anything else).


You can combine services as you want to have :

  • A Dev LAMP stack (Apache + MySQL 5.7 + PHP 7.2 with xdebug and xhprof) … and if suddenly you want to test your code with PHP 7.0, change it in conf/compose.ini, restart, it’s done !
  • Or Apache 2.4 + PHP 5.6 + MongoDB for a production environment
  • Or only Maildev
  • Or only PHP 5.4 + ElasticSearch
  • etc…

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