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On the previous article we’ve been discussed about
how to create Vanity name server using digital ocean

Now, we move on to the next step.

Dokku is a mini-Heroku powered by Docker written in less than 100 lines of Bash. 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.

Dokku is under 100 lines because it’s built out of several components that do most of the heavy lifting: Docker, Buildstep, and gitreceive.

  • Docker is a container runtime for Linux. This is a high-level container primitive that gives you a similar technology to what powers Heroku Dynos. It provides the heart of Dokku.
  • Buildstep uses Heroku’s open source buildpacks and is responsible for building the base images that applications are built on. You can think of it as producing the “stack” for Dokku, to borrow a concept from Heroku.
  • Gitreceive is a project that provides you with a git user that you can push repositories to. It also triggers a script to handle that push. This provides the push mechanism that you might be familiar with from Heroku.

  • Installing Dokku as your own PaaS

    • after you have create a vanity nameserver you can install dokku on your server
    • based on dokku documentation you can bootstraping dokku stable version with command wget -qO- | sudo DOKKU_TAG=v0.2.3 bash
    • Update buildstep
    • install postgresql plugin
    • Update docker.conf
    • Add your local ssh_key to your dokku server
      • cat ~/.ssh/ | ssh “sudo sshcommand acl-add dokku ssh_key_name”
    • push your first project
      • add dokku remote
        git remote add remote_name
      • git push remote_name master
    • create database for your app
      • ssh postgresql:create app_name #from your local
    • link database for your app
      • ssh
        dokku postgresql:link app_name database_name
    • run migration
      • dokku run app_name rake db:migrate
    • now try to visit “”,
      you should see your app there
    • install dokku-custom-domain plugin
    • add your custom domain
      • dokku domains:set app_name (Server side)
      • ssh domains:set app_name (Client side)

    Credits To : Muhammad Bayu

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