LinkAce

A selfhosted bookmark manager with advanced features.

Setup with Docker

Setup with Docker

Working with Docker is pretty straight forward. The image available on Docker Hub contains the application code, any precompiled assets as well as PHP installed. This means you can use any web server you want, any cache driver you want and any database system you want.

To make things easier, we provide a Docker Compose file (docker-compose.production.yml) in the repository which contains all needed services, perfectly configured to just run the application right away.

1. Copy all needed files

All files you need are docker-compose.production.yml, .env.docker and nginx.conf. Copy both to the directory you want to use for the application.

2. Modify the .env.docker file

Now open the .env.docker file and follow the instructions inside the file. All needed variables you have to configure are marked accordingly.

3. Modify the nginx.conf file (optional)

This step is optional but may depend on your setup. You probably want to run the app standalon on a server. For this I highly recommend providing SSL certificates (Let’s Encrypt) and change the nginx.conf as well as the docker-compose.production.yml file:

  • In nginx.conf: replace listen 0.0.0.0:8085 with listen 0.0.0.0:8085 ssl;
  • In nginx.conf: uncomment the lines beginning with ssl_certificate and change the certificate file names
  • In docker-compose.production.yml: replace "127.0.0.1:80:8085" with "127.0.0.1:443:8085".
  • In docker-compose.production.yml: uncommend the /path/to/ssl/certificates:/bitnami/nginx/conf/bitnami/certs line and set the correct path to your certificates before the colon.

4. Run the application

After you completed the above steps, run the following command to start up the container setup:

docker-compose up -d --build