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15 Basic Docker Compose Commands for Beginners

May 4, 2020 Patrick 0

After writing the 25 Basic Docker Commands for Beginners article, it was only natural that I start exploring the functions of Docker Compose. While running container using a docker run command is an easy way to get your containers up and running, using a docker-compose.yml file will ensure that your environmental variables and other parameters are saved making it easy to redeploy your containers across Docker host machines.

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How to Install Wireguard in Docker

April 30, 2020 Patrick 7

Using a VPN is a great way to secure your personal data from getting sniffed out on public networks. You can install a VPN server on your home network and use a VPN client on your laptop or phone. The VPN client will encrypt and secure your web traffic and send it to your home network to be processed. If you have Pi-hole running on your home network as well, your VPN clients will benefit from it’s filtering capabilities no matter where you are. For this tutorial, we will be installing Wireguard in a Docker container on a Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 18.04.4 Bionic.

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6 Awesome Docker Utilities Everyone Should Try

April 30, 2020 Patrick 8

Now that you’ve installed Docker and learned it’s basic commands it’s time to try out some Docker utilities to make managing your Docker environment a little bit easier. These 6 utilities, aim to help you control, monitor and/or manage your docker host.

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5 Simple Apps for Beginners to Self-Host in Docker

April 26, 2020 Patrick 3

Self-Hosting applications is a good way to enhance the security of your data. In most cases, by using self-hosted alternatives to many popular services you are ensuring that your data can’t be sold to a third party for marketing purposes. This is a list of applications that you can self-host at home.

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How to Install and Configure Portainer in Docker

April 23, 2020 Patrick 3

When you need to make a quick adjustment to your docker setup, you just fire up your favorite terminal app and start typing in the various commands. Using the command line to manage your Docker setup is pretty simple, but some people prefer a more visual user interface when managing their systems. Portainer gives you that visual interface.

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Set up Unbound DNS in Docker in 5 Quick Steps

April 21, 2020 Patrick 1

When you visit a website, such as codeopolis.com your computer will contact your DNS provider and ask for the IP address of codeopolis.com so your computer can visit the site. The DNS provider will then log that request, creating a record of your visit. Can you trust that your DNS provider or Internet Service Provider (ISP) will not share or sell that information? I don’t.

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Bitwarden Review

April 19, 2020 Patrick 0

Over the past few months, I’ve been working to transition to as many self-hosted applications as I can. Self-hosting applications is a secure way to control your data on your terms as well as to get it moved off of the public cloud.

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Use Watchtower to automate Docker Container Updates

April 15, 2020 Patrick 0

Watchtower is an application within a docker container that watches for updates for all of the running containers on a system. If an update is available for any of the containers, then Watchtower will restart that container with the new image using the same parameters as the previously running image.

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Running Pi-hole in Docker is Remarkably Easy!

April 14, 2020 Patrick 6

Internet advertisements and trackers are everywhere. The websites you visit and your smart devices are constantly sending data to their manufacturers and advertisers. Pi-hole is a network-level ad blocker that sits on your network and uses blacklists to determine which DNS requests to block. Installation on Docker is easy.

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How to Quickly Install Heimdall Using Docker

March 22, 2020 Patrick 2

Heimdall is a quick and easy way to organize all of your applications and frequently visited links into one page. Personally, I have enabled the Google search bar and use this application as my browser start page. Once you add your application to the dashboard through its easy to use interface, you can drag and drop to move the buttons around as you see fit.