Quick post here.. my last post focused on hosting multiple Wordpress sites on a remote DigitalOcean instance, which is grand and all but most developers want to run things locally first to test things out.
Here’s a quick guide to getting things ready locally before running the steps in the previous post
- Install DockerToolbox from Docker.io.
- This also installs Kitematic, which is a handy GUI for managing Docker containers.
- Start Docker/Kitematic and run the following command to get the IP Address of the underlying virtual machine:
‘default’ is the name of the VM Docker Machines creates on setup.
docker-machine ip default
- Update your hosts file to point to the expected SSL domains:
On OSX, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo nano /etc/hosts
Insert a line for each SSL certificate you want to use (The I.P. Addr is whatever the boot2docker vm IP Addr is) e.g:
192.168.99.100 capslocknotificationapp.com 192.168.99.100 <SSL-Cert-Name> ...
Sometimes you need to refresh the DNS Cache:
dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
- Get your SSL Certificates and create a folder to place them in.
- Ideally, create a sub-folder in the local Kitematic directory (you can change the where a Docker container’s volume points to in Kitematic)
On OSX, Kitematic defaults to
- Run the steps in the previous post.
This should get you up and running with the ability to test HTTPS connections.
Note: Don’t forget to remove the host file redirects before testing the real site!Show comments