Local AWS S3 for PHP Symfony development with Docker

Stefan Pöltl
2 min readSep 13, 2023

In this post I’m going to show you the simplest way to develop AWS S3 related software locally. Adobe created a lightweight server for this usecase that exposes the most common API functionality. You can easily integrate it in your local development stack via a Docker image that has the footprint of around 70 MB.

Docker setup

As usual for Docker based development you have two options to start the S3 Server:

  1. Run the container with plain Docker command: