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The Vagrant Solution for Magento Developers

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Magestead 2.0 is the perfect development toolbox to manage and control your Magento development workflow. A command line utility that will not only get you a custom pre-configured vagrant development environment with the tools you want, but also install the latest version of Magento or Magento 2

System Requirements

  • VirtualBox 5+
  • Vagrant 1.8.1+
  • PHP 5.4+ (with mcrypt, intl & xsl extensions) installed
  • Composer installed globally
  • Mac or Linux (sorry no windows support yet)

Note: For mac users missing the required extensions you could install the latest PHP version for your Mac OS version using

To test your PHP installation run the following in your terminal -

php -ini | grep intl

You should see something similar -

intl.default_locale => no value => no value
intl.error_level => 0 => 0
intl.use_exceptions => 0 => 0

php -ini | grep mcrypt

You should see something similar -

mcrypt support => enabled
mcrypt_filter support => enabled
mcrypt.algorithms_dir => no value => no value
mcrypt.modes_dir => no value => no value

Optional Requirements

  • vagrant-hostsupdater - A Vagrant plugin for updating your hosts file automatically with your project URL
  • vagrant-bindfs - * - A Vagrant plugin to automate bindfs mount in the VM*

Note: While these Vagrant plugins are only an optional requirement, they are highly recomended.


Magestead uses Composer to manage it's dependencies. It is important that you have this installed prior to trying to install Magestead.

Download and install Magestead globally using Composer:

$ composer global require "richdynamix/magestead"

Make sure to place the ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory in your PATH so the magestead executable can be located by your system.


$ composer global update "richdynamix/magestead"


Once installed, the magestead new command will start a fresh new development environment in the directory you specify. For instance, magestead new my-project will create a directory named my-project and start the setup process for your new development environment.


View the docs here

Built With

  • PuPHPet
  • Vagrant
  • Symfony Console


  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D


  • Steven Richardson - Core Author

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


See the previous releases for project history


Heavily inspired from the following -

  • Laravel Homestead
  • ScotchBox 2.0
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