If you're unfamiliar with either Vagrant or Puppet, I wrote a blog titled "Make $ vagrant up yours".

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PuPHPet alternatives and similar libraries

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  • Ansible

    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com.
  • Vagrant

    Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.
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  • Salt

    Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:
  • Puppet

    Server automation framework and application
  • Phansible

    Phansible - generate Vagrant + Ansible dev environments for PHP
  • Protobox

    Protobox is vagrant web GUI
  • PHP-watcher

    Monitor for any changes in your php application and automatically restart it (suitable for async apps).
  • Docker

    A containerization platform.

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PuPHPet - A simple GUI to set up virtual machines for PHP development

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PuPHPet is a web application that allows you to easily and quickly generate custom Vagrant and Puppet controlled virtual machines.

If you're unfamiliar with either Vagrant or Puppet, I wrote a blog titled "Make $ vagrant up yours".


PHP drives the frontend, using the "Symfony2 framework". Choices are set into a yaml file that configures the main Puppet manifest with your custom settings.


I started using Vagrant and Puppet when I wanted a simple PHP 5.4 VM to do my development on. I could find nothing pre-made that didn't come with a bunch of cruft I did not want so I decided to create a tool that would ease this task for other developers who may not want to learn Puppet's DSL to get a VM up and running so they can develop in their language of choice.


Originally developed by Juan Treminio, PuPHPet has now had 29 contributors (as of 12/15/13), with the talented Frank Stelzer heavily contributing. Also making significant contributions is Michaël Perrin.

Sometime in mid August 2013, work on v2 was begun to attempt to solve problems encountered with v1: difficult to add new features, too much PHP logic controlling Puppet logic, difficult to change an existing manifest.


The main goal of PuPHPet is to eventually replace tools such as XAMPP, WAMPP, MAMPP and other all-in-one servers that create development environments on your main operating system.

Eventually PuPHPet will be good enough to help create production-ready servers!


To run PuPHPet-generated manifests, you'll need to install Vagrant version 1.8.6 or greater. Vagrant will run on Windows, OS X and Linux.


If you have a patch, or stumbled upon an issue with PuPHPet core, you can contribute this back to the code. Please read our contributor guidelines for more information how you can do this.


PuPHPet is licensed under the MIT license all third-party Puppet

Modules are licensed under Apache License v2.0.

Clearmin Design licensed under GPLv3 with an exemption provided for PuPHPet.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the PuPHPet README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.