Docker Image - dsavell/grav

Hello All,

I have been using Grav for a while now, running on my own docker image thought I would share if anyone is interested, please raise issues for features / bugs. I will try my best in spare time to fix anything.

What is dsavell/grav?

A Docker image based on minideb:stretch linux with Grav CMS and PHP7.3/nginx.

Container Information

  • bitnami/minideb:stretch
  • php7.3 + FPM
  • nginx
  • GRAV Core
  • GRAV Admin Plugin


docker create \
  --name=grav \
  --restart unless-stopped \
  -p 80:80 \
  -e DUID=1000 \
  -e DGID=1000 \
  -v /data/containers/grav/backup:/var/www/grav/backup \
  -v /data/containers/grav/logs:/var/www/grav/logs \
  -v /data/containers/grav/user:/var/www/grav/user \
docker start grav


[latest, core, 1.6.11, core-1.6.11]

[admin, admin-1.6.11]

[1.6.10, core-1.6.10]


[1.6.9, core-1.6.9]


Tag usage

You can choose between ,using tags, no tag is required for grav default installation.

Add one of the tags, if required:

  • Example: dsavell/grav:admin

Tag information

  • latest: GRAV Core
  • admin: GRAV Core + Grav-Admin-Plugin


Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host’s IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Parameter Function
-p 80 http
-e DUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
-e DGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
-v /var/www/backup Contains your location for Grav backups
-v /var/www/logs Contains your location for your Grav log files
-v /var/www/user Contains your Grav content

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user DUID and group DGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance DUID=1000 and DGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Accessing the application

Access the webui at http://<your-ip>

Using the container

  • Shell Access to container when it is running: docker exec -it grav /bin/bash


  • N/A.


  • 18/06/2019: The Better Release?
    • Better File/Volume control
    • Better tagging / versioning of GRAV Core.
    • Better User/Group management.
      • Better Documentation.
  • 10/06/2019: The Refactor Release
    • Converted to minideb for better package management.
    • Updated to PHP 7.3.
    • Better logic to pull latest version when building.
    • Better logging.
    • blog image removed.
    • GRAV Core & GRAV Core + Admin Plugin only images for now.
    • Smaller Docker layering.
    • Fixed nginx configuration thanks to [esapy]
  • 10/04/2018: The Volume Release
    • The /var/www volume can now be mounted.
  • 02/01/2018: The 2018 Release
    • Improved Code
    • Now using github API to pull latest GRAV release
  • 27/07/2017: The Automated Release
    • Updated tag “blog” to now use github API to download latest Blog-Skeleton zip file
    • Improved code on all tags
    • Typo corrections on the
  • 29/06/2017: The Blog Release
    • added tag blog This is a skeleton of Blog-Skeleton
  • 28/06/2017: The Even Smaller Release
    • Now uses image from ej52/alpine-nginx-php
    • Size has reduced from 657 to 267mb & with admin plugin 277mb
  • 22/06/2017: The Better Release
    • Now uses image from php:7.0-apache
    • Size has reduced from 1.2gb to 657mb & with admin plugin 682mb
    • Corrected GRAV permissions
    • Less packages installed during Docker build + cleanup
  • 21/06/2017: Initial Release
    • First Initial Release
    • No Optimization
    • Full Operating System of centos used
    • No Custom Features