Install Docker KVM VPS
Docker has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last few years most notably over the past few months. Docker is a software application that will let you run containers from a bare minimal OS template. You can run multiple containers from a dedicated server or even a VPS server and these containers can all have different OS flavours.
In this article, we are going to use a First2Host KVM VPS to install Docker. Please note that due to hypervisor limitations you cannot currently run docker on our Virtuozzo VPS Servers. We have recently updated our KVM VPS Server images to include newer Kernels so everyone can now install Docker and setup Docker with a few commands.
You can install Docker on a number of Linux versions including CentOS and Ubuntu. We are going to use a First2Host CentOS 7 FirstBoot image to get started. If you use a FirstBoot image on the first boot the server will fully update including the Kernel so, always reboot the server when you get your login credentials.
sudo curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh
Once installed ensure Docker will start on reboot with the following command.
sudo systemctl enable docker
Docker is now installed and ready to be used. You can issue the docker hello-world command to confirm containers can be created.
docker run hello-world
You’re now ready to start using Docker and create your first container. We have put together the basics of using Docker in our Beginners Guide To Docker. Follow this article to find out the basic commands of Docker and how to create your first image on your First2Host KVM VPS.
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