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Rafał Piekara
Rafał Piekara

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Wordpress in docker is slow ... I have a solution for that!

Docker WordPress is slow, terribly slow. But I have a way.

See one simple trick! WordPress and Docker haters hate it!

In docker-compose.yml, in the place where we configure the volumes, we will add the flag :delegated.

    volumes:
      - my_wordpress_db:/var/lib/mysql:delegated

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    volumes:
      - ./wp-content:/var/www/html/wp-content:delegated
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These two sites in
docker-compose.yml
do the job. It is possible to work, even quite comfortably 💪🐳

WordpressDocker

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adamja • Edited on

Looks like this delegated flag has been made redundant with how docker now manages it's filesystems:
forums.docker.com/t/what-happened-...

I didn't notice any performance increase when setting it...

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Rafał Piekara Author

What operating system are you working on? I've been using this on MacOS. Possibly on Windows or Linux there is no problem with Docker and Wordpress performance.

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adamja

I am on Windows 10 at the moment. I did try it out but I didnt notice any difference in performance :(

I am now running it locally with xampp control panel. It is a lot quicker than when I was hosting it with Docker. I'd like to know how to fix it, but already wasted too much time on it...

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Rafał Piekara Author

Running Wordpress locally is always tricky...