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How to install and run docker on digitalocean dorplet?

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 ?.

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Hi, Khalifa. I’m also new at digital ocean and I reach up to your question trying to solve the same. What do you do at last? What do you think is the best solution? I should build my containers again in the droplet or I should download them from any docker repo and simply start them at the droplet?

Typo? Dorplet in the title.


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Hello,

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:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps! Bobby