How to scale Laravel horizontally with Docker

Andrew McLagan
Feb 24, 2016 · 5 min read


So, what is docker and why should I be using it?

Why is this important?

Docker containers

Let’s get down to business, show me some examples!

git clone cd laravelcomposer install --prefer-dist
docker-machine create laravel-app-host --driver virtualbox
# /etc/hosts file192.168.99.100 laravel.local # the IP of your docker-machine
docker-compose up
docker-compose stop

Horizontally scaled Laravel, the easy way!

docker-compose scale web=3docker-compose up
<div class="content">
<div class="title">Laravel 5</div>
<h3>{{ gethostname() }}</h3> <!-- paste this line --></div>
docker ps
docker stop laravel_web_2

Closing thoughts

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