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Get Started with DDEV

DDEV is an open source tool for launching local PHP development environments in minutes.

These environments can be extended, version controlled, and shared, so you can take advantage of a Docker workflow without Docker experience or bespoke configuration. Projects can be changed, powered down, or removed just as easily as they’re started.

System Requirements

macOS

Runs natively on ARM64 (Apple Silicon) and AMD64 machines.

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Colima or Docker Desktop
  • Docker Desktop requires macOS Catalina (10.15) or higher; Colima runs on older systems

Windows WSL2

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Docker Desktop on the Windows side or Docker CE inside WSL2
  • Ubuntu or an Ubuntu-derived distro is recommended, though others may work fine

Traditional Windows

  • Any recent edition of Windows Home or Windows Pro.
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Docker Desktop using the WSL2 backend

Linux

Most distros and most versions work fine, on both AMD64 and ARM64 architectures.

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB

Gitpod

With Gitpod you don’t install anything; you only need a browser and an internet connection.


Last update: October 15, 2022