# How do I configure a Lando Recipe?
When you first initialize a lando app (
lando init) you get a very simple
.lando.yml configuration file. Here is the
.lando.yml file for the LAMP recipe.
name: mylamp recipe: lamp config: webroot: .
By using the
config key in the
lando.yml file you can configure aspects of your app to say match the production instance. For example say your production server
is using PHP 5.6; you can set that under the
config key like so:
name: mylamp recipe: lamp config: webroot: . php: 5.6
Now be sure to
rebuild your app so that the new changes take effect:
lando rebuild -y
You can check that the change took by using
lando php -v:
└─ $ ∴ lando php -v PHP 5.6.40 (cli) (built: Jan 23 2019 00:10:05) Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies
Similarly you can pin down the database backend and version of your app. Say you want MariaDB 10.3:
name: mylamp recipe: lamp config: webroot: . php: 5.6 database: mariadb:10.3
Again rebuild for the changes:
lando rebuild -y and 💥 you now have PHP 5.6 and MariaDB 10.3!