What I Run On My VPS

I currently run all my services on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) due to just graduating and not having anywhere to host a homelab fulltime. I use an OVH Essential VPS with 2 vCores and 4GB RAM. This was a huge upgrade from the base tier Digitial Ocean droplet I had which only allowed me 1 vCore and 1GB RAM. (A great recommendation from my friend Crimsontome who also inspired this blog post....

June 13, 2022 · 3 min · 587 words

How to install Portainer

Portainer is a GUI that can be hosted within a docker container that allows you to manage other docker containers with features such as Starting and stopping sontainers. Creating Docker containers One click installs of popular containers Docker-compose creation With both light and dark mode themes, Portainer is a great way to manage your containers. So heres how to install it. How to install Portainer on Ubuntu Prerequisites Docker Docker Compose Commands docker volume create portainer_data Setup a volume for portainer to store its data...

May 28, 2022 · 1 min · 171 words

How to install Docker and Docker Compose

Docker is a set of platform as a service (PAAS) products that use OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers. Dependencies Update the system sudo apt update Docker Install Install docker sudo apt install docker.io To check whether docker has installed correctly, run the following command sudo docker -v `Docker version 20.10.12, build 20.10.12-0ubuntu2~20.04.1 To run docker containers the docker run command is used docker run hello-world Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally latest: Pulling from library/hello-world 0e03bdcc26d7: Pull complete Digest: sha256:6a65f928fb91fcfbc963f7aa6d57c8eeb426ad9a20c7ee045538ef34847f44f1 Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest Hello from Docker!...

May 28, 2022 · 1 min · 206 words