Temporary Apache development web server in a Docker container

From time to time I need to run a temporary web server on my local operating system. In the most cases only for the some frontend development of small projects or some prove of concept. Installing nginx or Apache is no option.

Known fast up and down web development servers

I know the are lot of known fast up and down web development servers.

PHP build in web server

For example the build in web server of PHP.

php -S
PHP 7.0.22-1~dotdeb+8.1 Development Server started at Mon Oct 23 17:49:40 2017
Listening on
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.

Python SimpleHTTPServer

An other example is Pythons SimpleHTTPServer.

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000
Serving HTTP on port 8000 ...

Fast up and down web server with Apache and Docker

Here a small command to create a fast up and down development web server in an Apache Docker container.

docker run --rm -p 8080:80 -v "$PWD":/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/ httpd
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