31 May 2023

Docker Compose is a tool that allows you to define and manage multi-container Docker applications. It uses a YAML file to configure the services, networks, and volumes for your application's containers. Docker Compose simplifies the process of running and scaling complex applications with multiple interconnected containers.

Here's a basic overview of how to use Docker Compose:

  1. Install Docker Compose: Docker Compose is usually bundled with Docker for Windows and Docker for Mac. For Linux systems, you may need to install Docker Compose separately.
    sudo apt install docker-compose
  2. Create a Docker Compose file: In the root directory of your project, create a file named docker-compose.yml. This file will define the services, networks, and volumes for your Docker application. Here's an example of a Docker Compose file for a Laravel application with a web server and a database: