You will get in a lot of Apache trouble (error: AH01630) when you try to move a virtual host home directory out of the configured server home directory (lets say you want it placed in your home directory). This is the quickest and most hustle free solution for that problem.
In my previous blog post, I’ve shown you how to effectively use Docker for development teams. But containerization technologies like Docker, as much as they are cost effective in terms of memory and processor power, have a learning curve which while not too steep, do require a good chunk of time to be spent on learning. That’s why older virtualization techniques like VirtualBox are still being used to create environments for development and QA teams. And yes, they are quite effective!
This short tutorial will show you how to setup one of the little intricacies when developing in VirtualBox, namely being able to store and edit your code in the host machine, while running it inside the guest OS. Will be using CentOS 7 as a guest, while the host is not of any importance.
I will also show you how to make the VirtualBox guest accessible to the host via TCP.
This particular container setup let the developers code on the host (in a docker volume) while seamlessly executing the code in the container, solving the issues with file ownership and permissions. No Samba/NFS tweaks are necessary on both the host and docker box. No hassle with Docker namespaces is also needed.
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