This package is abandoned and no longer maintained. The author suggests using the docker-php/docker-php package instead.

A Docker PHP client

v2.0.0 2018-02-22 17:45 UTC


I'm backing off maintaining this library due to a lack of motivation, time and usage of docker, contact me on twitter if you wish to take over this repository (or just do a fork).

Docker PHP

Docker PHP (for lack of a better name) is a Docker client written in PHP. This library aim to reach 100% API support of the Docker Engine.

The test suite currently passes against Docker Remote API v1.25 to v1.36.

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The recommended way to install Docker PHP is of course to use Composer:

composer require docker-php/docker-php

Docker API Version

By default it will use the last version of docker api available, if you want to fix a version (like 1.25) you can add this requirement to composer:

composer require "docker-php/docker-php-api:4.1.25.*"


See the documentation.

Unit Tests

Setup the test suite using Composer if not already done:

$ composer install --dev

Run it using PHPUnit:

$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


This README heavily inspired by willdurand/Negotiation by @willdurand. This guy is pretty awesome.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.