The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen

Dokku helps you build and manage the lifecycle of applications

Quick-start Instructions

curl | bash

 # for debian systems, installs dokku via apt-get

$ wget

$ sudo DOKKU_TAG=v0.17.9 bash

 # go to your server's IP and follow the web installer

 # install docker

$ wget -nv -O - | sh

 # setup dokku apt repository

$ wget -nv -O - | apt-key add -

$ export SOURCE=""

$ export OS_ID="$(lsb_release -cs 2>/dev/null || echo "trusty")"

$ echo "utopicvividwilyxenialyakketyzestyartfulbionic" | grep -q "$OS_ID" || OS_ID="trusty"

$ echo "deb $SOURCE $OS_ID main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dokku.list

$ apt-get update

 # install dokku

$ apt-get install dokku

$ dokku plugin:install-dependencies --core # run with root!

 # go to your server's IP and follow the web installer

 # install dokku via yaourt

$ yaourt -S dokku

Hate curl | bash? See our official Azure, DigitalOcean, and DreamHost Cloud instructions.

Still no love? Contributions welcome!

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Own Your PaaS. Infrastructure at a fraction of the cost.

Powered by Docker, you can install Dokku on any hardware. Use it on inexpensive cloud providers. Use the extra cash to buy a pony or feed kittens. You'll save tens of dollars a year on your dog photo sharing website.

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Easy Git Deploys. From your command-line to the cloud.

Once it's set up on a host, you can push Heroku-compatible applications to it via Git. They'll build using Heroku buildpacks and then run in isolated containers. The end result is your own, single-host version of Heroku.

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Extensible Platform. Customize your PaaS.

Write dokku plugins in any language. Share them online with others, and extend those already available. Dokku's simple core is easy to hack and add the features you need to get your job done.

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Sponsor Dokku

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You can also back us anonymously on Patreon.