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Homestead on Windows 10: The definitive guide

markbratanov - 1 week ago

Try as you might, Windows isn’t very nix friendly. Developing locally is a wonky experience that is far from the poetic solutions found on Mac. But alas, that is no longer true. Homestead on Windows 10 can run comparably to Homestead on OSX.

The secret sauce

You’ll need to download and/or buy the following suite. Each one has their own installation manual, which requires nothing special, so I am simply linking installation guides to each.

After you’ve initialized Homestead on your computer, you’ll want to edit the .yaml to look like this:

ip: "192.168.10.10"
memory: 2048
cpus: 2
provider: vmware_workstation

folders:
    - map: ~/Code
      to: /home/vagrant/Code
      type: "nfs"
      mount_options: ['nolock,vers=3,udp,noatime']

Key things to note in the yaml above are the provider vmware_workstation and the folder's type and mount_options.

If you do these things, you should experience faster performance on your local development environment. I personally am getting around ~.40ms on average in the CP.

Proof

Best of luck!

ryanthompson - 1 week ago

Nicely done, thanks!