Node.js Web Server Deployed within Docker

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Node.js is a server-side, JavaScript package, often used for various cloud applications. Docker is a container platform. With Docker, users can download applications without the hassle of the installation and configuration process.

Install Docker

To install Docker CE (Community Edition), follow the instructions within one of the guides below:

For complete instructions on even more Linux distributions, reference the Install Docker Engine section of Docker’s official documentation.

Download the Docker Node.js Server Image

The Docker Hub user page for Linode can be accessed here. Select the server-node-js image for configuration information.

Docker images made for one operating system can be used on servers running a different OS. The server-node-js Ubuntu 14.04 image was tested on Debian 7, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 7 and Fedora 21. After Docker installation on CentOS and Fedora, run the sudo service docker start command.
  1. Search for linode images:

    docker search linode
  2. Download the linode/server-node-js image:

    docker pull linode/server-node-js

Run the Docker Container, Node.js, and the Web Server

  1. Run the Linode container. Forward the Linode’s port 80 to port 3000 of the container:

    docker run -d -p 80:3000 linode/server-node-js
    This command runs the docker image as a daemon.
  2. Test the server at, replacing with your Linode’s IP address. A page with “Test File” should appear.

The Docker Hub image page has information explaining what the Docker image contains.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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