Why does Aptible provide quay.io/aptible/... base images?

Aptible has historically provided a variety of open source base Docker images you can use to build your own Docker images from.

These images were originally created when Docker didn’t provide many official base images on the Docker Hub, and the ones that were made available weren’t always very usable.

For practically all frameworks, we now recommend that you use the official images provided on the Docker Hub. For example, instead of using quay.io/aptible/ruby, you should use the official ruby image.

That being said, we do continue recommend that you use our image for PHP projects. For more information on using this image, review our PHP Quickstart Guides.