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WordPress Docker Container

Lightweight WordPress container with Nginx 1.18 & PHP-FPM 7.3 based on Alpine Linux.

WordPress version currently installed: 5.6

  • Used in production for my own sites, making it stable, tested and up-to-date
  • Optimized for 100 concurrent users
  • Optimized to only use resources when there's traffic (by using PHP-FPM's ondemand PM)
  • Best to be used with Amazon Cloudfront as SSL terminator and CDN
  • Built on the lightweight Alpine Linux distribution
  • Small Docker image size (+/-50MB)
  • Uses PHP 7.3 for better performance, lower cpu usage & memory footprint
  • Can safely be updated without losing data
  • Fully configurable because wp-config.php uses the environment variables you can pass as an argument to the container

Docker Pulls Docker image layers nginx 1.18 php 7.3 License MIT


See docker-compose.yml how to use it in your own environment.

docker-compose up


docker run -d -p 80:80 -v /local/folder:/var/www/wp-content \
-e "DB_HOST=db" \
-e "DB_NAME=wordpress" \
-e "DB_USER=wp" \
-e "DB_PASSWORD=secret" \
-e "FS_METHOD=direct" \


This image includes wp-cli which can be used like this:

docker exec <your container name> /usr/local/bin/wp --path=/usr/src/wordpress <your command>

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