Scotch Box is a preconfigured Vagrant Box with a full array of LAMP Stack features to get you up and running with Vagrant in no time.
A lot of PHP websites and applications don't require much server configuration or overhead at first. This box should have all your needs for doing basic development so you don't have to worry about configuring Vagrant and you can simply focus on your code.
No provisioning tools or setup is really even required with Scotch Box. Since everything is packaged into the box, running "vagrant" is super fast, you'll never have to worry about your environment breaking with updates, and you won't need Internet to code.
Getting started with Scotch Box is a breeze. We'll cover everything, but chances are you've probably already done some of these things.
Just click here and follow their steps.
Follow this link and install Virtual Box.
From the command line, you'll want to do this inside the folder where you want your project to be on your computer.
git clone https://github.com/scotch-io/scotch-box.git my-project
Start the box! If this is your first time, the box will need to download. After that, everything should be ultra-fast to start.
Success! You can now access your project by visiting http://192.168.33.10/
This is how you can control your server from the command line.
You should do this before shutting down your computer.
These are the settings that work when connecting with PHP. You could technically create as many databases as you want.
$connection = mysqli_connect('localhost', 'root', 'root', 'scotchbox');
You'll need to download either Sequel Pro or Navicat or some other desktop database client. Switching to one of these from phpMyAdmin will be a life changing experience so just do it already. After this, create a "new connection" and select SSH Forwarding and enter these parameters:
|Database Name||(leave blank)|
If you want to use WordPress you can use WPDistillery to automatically install WordPress for you. WPDistillery was designed for Scotch Box and allows you to add your preferred language, theme, plugins, options etc. into a reusable configuration file that gets executed within WPDistillery to install WordPress.
Clone the WPDistillery files into your project root.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:flurinduerst/WPDistillery.git mv WPDistillery/config.yml config.yml mv WPDistillery/setup.sh setup.sh rm -rf WPDistillery
Your project root should now look like this:
- config.yml - public - setup.sh - Vagrantfile
Adjust configuration file and run WPDistillery
sudo wp cli update --allow-root
cd ../../var/www/ && bash setup.sh
You can find a more detailed documentation at the WPDistillery Repository.
Although not necessary, if you want to check for updates, just type:
vagrant box outdated
It will tell you if you are running the latest version or not of the box. If it says you aren't, simply run:
vagrant box update
If you're like me, you prefer to develop at a domain name versus an IP address. If you want to get rid of the some-what ugly IP address, just add a record like the following example to your laptop's host file.
Or if you want "www" to work as well, do:
192.168.33.10 whatever-i-want.local www.whatever-i-want.local
Technically you could also a Vagrant Plugin like Vagrant Hostmanager to automatically update your host file when you run Vagrant Up. However, the purpose of Scotch Box is to have as little dependencies as possible so that it's always working when you run "vagrant up".
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