Starting new project - Getting Started

Laravel example

Check presets for how to create other types of projects.

To make things easier we will use kool to install it for you.

kool create laravel my-project

cd my-project
  • kool create already executes kool preset internally so you can skip the command in the next step


kool docker kooldev/php:7.4 composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel my-project

cd my-project

Start using kool

Go to the project folder and run:

$ kool preset laravel

kool preset basically creates a few configuration files in order to enable you to configure / extend it. You don't need to execute it whether you chose kool create command to start the new project.

By default laravel preset comes with mysql and redis configured, you can review how is configured at docker-compose.yml.

Also comes with some scripts to bring you up to speed at kool.yaml, take a look at the defaults.

By default we always add a script called setup to help you setup a project for first time.

# CAUTION, this script will reset your `.env` file with `.env.example`
$ kool run setup

Now you can see your site at http://localhost.

If you getting back to work on the project:

$ kool start

Then when you're done for the day:

$ kool stop

Check your kool.yml to see what scripts you can run and add more.