Symfony2 bare Vagrant box

Symfony2 bare Vagrant box for fast turnaround in web development...

For those who want to start web development with Symfony2 faster, here is a bare Vagrant box, that has all the basic services already installed.

Current configuration contains:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit
  • PHP5.5.10 with Zend OPcache 7.0.3
  • Mysql 5.5.35

    user 'root' with password 'root'
    phpmyadmin installed at

  • apache
  • node 0.10.26
  • npm
  • less, coffee-script, uglify-js
  • ruby 1.8.7
  • redis server
  • composer
  • java 1.6.0
  • rsync, s3cmd, wget, nano, curl
  • supervisor
  • beanstalkd
  • capistrano
  • pear
  • phpunit
  • optipng
  • jpegoptim
  • redis-php

First make sure you have the latest Vagrant and VirtualBox installed locally.

Then create a Vagrantfile file in your Symfony2 project's root folder and copy the following content inside:

# -*- mode: ruby -*-
# vi: set ft=ruby :

#for Vagrant >1.2.x
Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
    config.vm.provision :shell, :inline => "echo Welcome to the Symfony2 BareBox VM"

    config.vm.define :dev do |_config| = "radutopala/symfony2"

        #use :nfs => true only if on mac/linux; use :nfs => false on win
        _config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/var/www", :nfs => true

        _config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb, override|
            #allowed 2G of RAM
            vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", 2048]
            #allowed 2 procs
            vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--cpus", "2"]
   :private_network, ip: ""



[Update April 9, 2014] You can find the updated box also at

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