A Quick Explanation
Scotch Box is a pre-configured Vagrant Box with a full array of features to get you up and running with Vagrant in no time.
A lot of PHP websites and applications don't require much server configuration or overhead at first. This box should have all your needs for doing most development so you don't have to worry about configuring Vagrant and you can simply focus on writing code.
No provisioning tools or setup is really even required with Scotch Box. Since everything is packaged into the box, running "vagrant" is super fast, you'll never have to worry about your environment breaking with updates, and you won't need Internet to code.