How To Install Docker Compose on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Docker Compose on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Docker Compose on Debian 9 Stretch server. For those of you who didn’t know, Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of the application inside the software container. The container allows the developer to package up all project resources such as libraries, dependencies, assets etc. Docker is written in a Go Programming language and is developed by Dotcloud. It is basically a container engine which uses the Linux Kernel features like namespaces and control groups to create containers on top of an operating system and automates the application deployment on the container.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Docker Compose latest version on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Docker Compose on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing Docker on Debian.

On Linux systems, first install the Docker for your OS as described on the Get Docker page, then come back here for instructions on installing Compose on Linux systems.

Step 3. Install Docker Compose on Debian 9.

First, install Docker Compose from the Docker’s GitHub repository:

Next we’ll set the permissions:

Verify the installation:

Step 4. Running Container with Docker Compose.

In this section we will show how to use Docker Compose to manage WordPress on your Linux Debian 9 system:

Open your text editor (nano) and create a file named docker-compose.yml inside the project directory:

Add the following content:

From the project directory, start up the WordPress application by running the following command:

Then, Enter in your browser and you will see the WordPress installation screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Docker Compose. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker Compose on Debian 9 Stretch server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Docker website.

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