What We’ve Shipped: Docker on Debian

We love Docker, as it makes deploying web-based applications much simpler by packaging them (and all the libraries and dependencies they need) in containers.

We’re in the process of rebuilding many of our internal systems to use Docker and other cloud-native technologies, as well as using it for our own self-hosting requirements.

To enable you to join us on this journey, we’re creating documentation as we go for popular software, such as Discourse, WordPress, WebDAV, Omni Sync, Mattermost, Matomo, GitLab and NextCloud.

Yet, while creating this documentation, we noticed something. Each of our articles starts with the same instructions:

  1. Pick Debian
  2. Add the official Docker repository
  3. Install Docker
  4. Install Docker Compose

Docker Image in Panel

To make it even quicker to get started with Docker, we’ve added Docker on Debian 9 as an imaging option to our server creation screen in the Bytemark Panel.

To get started:

  1. Login to Bytemark Panel
  2. Click ‘Cloud Servers’
  3. Click ‘Add a cloud server’
  4. Pick ‘Docker’ in the ‘Operating system’ options
  5. Sit back and relax – we’ll do the essential Docker setup for you

To learn even more about Docker, check out the useful video below:

Thanks for Reading!

If you use Docker in your workflows, I’d love your feedback. What do you think of this update? What could we improve? And what would you like to see next? Please send me an email [peter.white@bytemark.co.uk] – I’d love to talk to you.

If you haven’t tried Bytemark Cloud before, or haven’t checked it out in a few months, we’d encourage you to take a look. We offer a generous 7 day trial with no obligation to continue – so give us a try and let us know what you think!