Symfony - Presets

Create Symfony Project from Scratch

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

kool create symfony 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 symfony/website-skeleton my-project

cd my-project

Start using kool

Go to the project folder and run:

$ kool preset symfony

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 symfony 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, but symfony also requires some environment changes in order to work with docker, bellow are the following changes:


The host you will use in your application config for any service using docker like mysql, redis or mongo will be the service name in the docker-compose.yml, so mysql will be referenced as database, feel free to change the name.

We recommend making these changes to you .env.example file to avoid steps on future installations.

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

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

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