Installing Varbase with DDEV

DDEV is an open source tool for launching local web development environments in minutes. It supports PHP and other languages.

Learn more about DDEV on the official website:

DDEV is a development tool!

Note that while you can run DDEV in production, it is highly discouraged, not recommended, and 100% not supported! DON'T DO IT!

Follow the steps below to setup Varbase with DDEV.

  1. Install DDEV on your machine. Whether you use Linux, Mac, Windows, there's a package for you. Follow this guide to install DDEV on your machine.

  2. Create a new Varbase project using Composer, this will include a template file for .ddev/config.yaml, for information on how to integrate DDEV on an existing project scroll to the bottom of this page.


    composer create-project vardot/varbase-project:~9.1.0 MY_VARBASE_PROJECT --no-dev --no-interaction
  3. Edit the .ddev/config.yaml file and change the name value to your project's name.


    vim .ddev/config.yaml
  4. Start the DDEV project and enjoy.


    ddev start

For more information on the DDEV file configuration, read more on

Adding DDEV to an existing Varbase project

  1. Download config.yaml file and .ddev folder from the Varbase project repository .

  2. Proceed with steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 mentioned above.

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