How To Install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Docker on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of 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 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 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

Install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Docker on Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Method 1. Install Docker from Ubuntu Repository.

Wait until the installation has been completed, start and enable Docker service:

Verify docker version:

  • Method 2. Install Docker from the Official Docker Repository.

First, you need to install the prerequisite dependencies:

Create a new file for the Docker repository:

Next, you need to add Docker’s GPG key:

Once, that’s imported, update Apt again:

Step 3. Installing Docker CE.

Now install Docker CE with the apt command:

Check for docker version:

To check whether docker is running or not, type the following command:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Docker. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS  (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Docker web site.

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