I am trying to install wordpress using Docker Desktop and WSL2.
I was able to compose an image creating the following
docker-compose.yml file and then running
version: '3.1' services: wordpress: image: wordpress restart: always ports: - 8080:80 environment: WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db WORDPRESS_DB_USER: exampleuser WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: examplepass WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: exampledb volumes: - wordpress:/var/www/html db: image: mysql:5.7 restart: always environment: MYSQL_DATABASE: exampledb MYSQL_USER: exampleuser MYSQL_PASSWORD: examplepass MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: '1' volumes: - db:/var/lib/mysql volumes: wordpress: db:
(This is taken from the official wordpress image’s page on docker hub. I have change the default environment variables for
DB_NAME but they were set equal to
Back to Docker Desktop, I ran the container, which seems to work correctly because when I got to
localhost:8080 I find Wordpress’ first setup process. However, when I plug-in the database name, username, password and host that I used in the file I get the error “Error establishing a database connection”.
I tried the following for as Database host, but none worked: