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How do I deploy Docker to DigitalOcean?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 1:48 pm

Deploying Docker on DigitalOcean can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation it can be a breeze. In this article, we will walk you through the process of deploying Docker on DigitalOcean using the following resources:

To get started, head over to the DigitalOcean Docker documentation to get started. In this document, you will find information on setting up your DigitalOcean account, creating a Droplet, and installing Docker.

Once you have your DigitalOcean account set up and your Droplet created, you can begin the Docker deployment process. To deploy Docker, you will first need to create a Docker image.

To create a Docker image, you will first need to create a Dockerfile. The Dockerfile is a text file that contains the instructions needed to create a new Docker image. The following is an example of a Dockerfile:.

FROM ubuntu:14.04

MAINTAINER your name


ADD . /etc/docker

RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y apt-transport-https && echo “deb $(lsb_release -sc) main” > /etc/apt/sources.

PRO TIP: Docker is a powerful tool that can greatly simplify the process of deploying and managing applications. However, it is important to understand the potential risks involved in using Docker.

The first thing to consider is the fact that Docker containers are essentially isolated environments. This means that if something goes wrong inside a container, it can be difficult to troubleshoot and fix the issue. Additionally, because containers are isolated, it is possible for one container to unintentionally interfere with the operation of another container.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Docker can potentially give malware a easy way to spread from one system to another. This is because containers can be easily copied and shared between systems. If a container contains malware, it can potentially infect other systems that run the same container.

Finally, it is important to remember that Docker containers run as root by default. This means that any processes inside a container have full access to the host system. If a container is compromised, an attacker could potentially gain full access to the host system.

For these reasons, it is important to carefully consider the risks involved in using Docker before deploying it in production environments.


CMD docker run -it -p 8000:8000 -v /etc/docker:/var/lib/docker -v /home/username/.docker:/home/username/.docker yourname:tutorial.

Drew Clemente

Drew Clemente

Devops & Sysadmin engineer. I basically build infrastructure online.