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Environment Variables

You don't need to replace the nginx configuration. The byjg/php image, you can adjust the NGINX configuration and enable/disable modules. If fits for most of the users.

Any ENVIRONMENT variable can be accessible by your running PHP Instance.


If set, will enable the PHP controller for the fpm-nginx and fpm-apache and all requests will be directed to the PHP file specified.

docker run -e PHP_CONTROLLER=/app.php byjg/php:8.0-cli


Changes the server root. Defaults to /var/www/html.


If set, will enable to serve HTTPS pages.

docker run -v /etc/ssl:/etc/ssl \
-e NGINX_SSL_CERT=/etc/ssl/my.cert \
-e NGINX_SSL_CERT_KEY=/etc/ssl/my.key \


All modules are installed by default. You can disable a module when you start the instance:

docker run -e DISABLEMODULE_DOM=true -e DISABLEMODULE_XSL=true byjg/php:8.0-cli


When you pass VERBOSE=true you can get a more verbose output about the entrypoint changes

docker run -e VERBOSE=true byjg/php:8.0-cli

DOCKER_IMAGE (read only)

The name of the image is running.

PHP_VERSION (read only)

The PHP Version is running (e.g. 7.3)

PHP_VARIANT (read only)

The PHP variant is running (e.g. 7)

BUILD_DATE (read only)

The date the image was built