1. Start Che

Use your SaaS account for the following, or if you have installed Che, open a terminal and use the Che startup script:

# Interactive help
docker run -it eclipse/che start

# Or, full start syntax where <path> is a local directory
docker run -it --rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v <path>:/data eclipse/che start

When you execute this command, you’ll see the URL for the user dashboard.

The Che dashboard will open. It is where you manage your projects and workspaces. If you do not have any projects in Che, you’ll be asked to create a new project. If you already have projects in Che, click on New Project button in the menu bar.

2. Import a Wordpress Project

Click New Project and import a Wordpress repository and set up the right environment for it.

Select Source

Let’s import WP from an official WordPress GitHub repo.

Select Stack

Che offers a certified PHP image with Apache2, MySQL, git, curl and a number of popular PHP extensions. Dockerfile.

Configure Workspace

Give your workspace a nice name and configure RAM, i.e. apply the memory limit to a workspace machine.

Create the Project

Select Create Project. The project construction process goes through a number of steps including creating a new workspace, downloading an image to use for the workspace environment, instantiating that environment, installing Che services into the workspace, and then creating your project.

Click the Open in IDE button to open your project in the IDE. d # 3. Start MySQL Server
After the project is successfully created, you can start MySQL server either in the terminal (you can find it on the Consoles panel and open it by clicking + button) or using a command widget (CMD) - sudo service mysql start

We have already created a sample DB in the base image: text ENV CHE_MYSQL_PASSWORD=che ENV CHE_MYSQL_DB=che_db ENV CHE_MYSQL_USER=che

You may verify that the db is there and MYSQL is running: mysql -u che -p che_db

4. Run Your Project

Let’s start Apache server. You can do that in the terminal, however, using a Commands Widget is a better option. Go to CMD > Edit Commands… menu, click + button at Custom section and paste your command name, command itself here. Here are some commands that you may use:
# Apache start sudo service apache2 start && sudo tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log -f /var/log/apache2/error.log

Apache restart

sudo service apache2 restart

Apache stop

sudo service apache2 stop ``` Preview URL is another important object. It will be http://${server.port.80}/${current.project.relpath}.

${server.port.80} returns host and port, while ${current.project.relpath} will be interpreted as a relative path to your project (relative to /projects which is DocumentRoot for Apache in this environment).


Run Apache, click the preview URL and find your WordPress project started there. Follow the WordPress guide to start your first site.


You will be prompted to connect your MySQL database (see details above). You can also connect an external database.

A few steps to install WP and voilà, it’s done.

5. Snapshot Workspace

The last step is to save your workspace.

Go to Machine Perspective, choose Machine > Create Snapshot. It will create a new image which will be used to load the workspace, based upon the current contents of the environment.