How to install and run docker on digitalocean dorplet?

July 15, 2019 2.4k views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to digitalocean, And this is my first deployment to it, So I miss some information to make this deployment done.

I have created the digitalocean account, then created a droplet with ubuntu os, then generated a ssh token and uploaded an application which using node.js, prisma, mongodb and docker using sftp.

What I have to do next? Installing docker and docker-compose manually? Or I have to delete the droplet and build a new one using my docker-machine on my local machine? Or what ?.

1 Answer


You don’t have to delete the droplet, you can just SSH to your existing droplet and follow the steps here on how to install Docker:

Hope that this helps!

by Brian Hogan
Docker is an application that simplifies the process of managing application processes in containers. In this tutorial, you'll install and use Docker Community Edition (CE) on Ubuntu 18.04. You'll install Docker itself, work with containers and images, and push an image to a Docker Repository.
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