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Cognac Box — the Scotchbox Alternative

I have been using ScotchBox for Vagrant for many years for web development. It’s been a great tool. Certainly, there are other methods out there like Docker, WAMP, etc., but this tool works well for me. Nick over at Scotch.io build it as an excellent tool but he is no longer maintaining it.

The Scotchbox and Scotchbox Pro are no longer running a supported version and it might just outright fail to boot up anymore because of its lack of support.

In 2019 I began looking for a replacement/alternative for Scotch.io’s Scotchbox and Scotchbox Pro – unable to find anything as elegant, I rebuilt my own Vagrant Box based on the ScotchBox model with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (long term support). As well as a fully updated stack of tools. And I’m releasing it for FREE:

Cognac: The Modern Vagrant Development Environment (LAMP)

The installation cannot be more simple. Assuming you have GIT, Vagrant and VirtualBox installed on your system:

From the command line:

git clone https://github.com/reddingwebpro/cognacbox.git my-project
cd my-project
vagrant up

That’s it, you’re all set. In a few minutes you’ll browse to:

http://192.168.33.10

If you have any questions, please let me know.

If you are looking for a Scotchbox that works in 2021, Cognac box may be your answer!

[Updated March 2021: Version 3.0 has been released with more updates and includes both PHP 8.0 & 7.4, along with even more goodies – be sure to checkout the release notes on Github]

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