Pi-hole is one of my favorite DNS level ad-blockers that can be self-hosted in a Docker container. After you install Pi-hole, occasionally it will become necessary to view the dashboard to see your network statistics, or even disable it completely for a short period to time in order to troubleshoot a network problem. In order to do that, you need to open up a browser and visit your Pi-hole dashboard, unless you are using iPhone shortcuts. To make that easier, Fernando Bunn, developed a very helpful swift application that allows you to control Pi-hole from the menu bar on your Mac.
After the initial installation, the MediaWiki platform does not have a built-in application administration and configuration section. If you are self-hosting a MediaWiki instance, or changing web hosting companies or domains, then occasionally you may need to adjust the MediaWiki URL for the installation in order to keep the application functioning properly.
Occasionally when working with a pre-built Docker Container image, it will become necessary for you to add an entry to the /etc/hosts file within the Docker container. Docker provides an easy way to add a host entry to a docker container. An example of when would become necessary is if you are installing Wordpress as a Docker container and then receiving the Wordpress loopback error when you login to the admin screen.
After a successful beta testing period, Pi-hole has released version 5.0! Pi-hole is our favorite DNS level ad-blocker that helps block advertisements, trackers, and even malware from your entire network. The release of Pi-hole 5.0 has been anticipated since the beta program began back in January.
Between downloading and playing with new container images, running different variations different containerized applications within Docker, and building various new containers it is easy for Docker to start taking up serious space on your host machine. If you run a lot of containers that require persistent volumes, Docker will create those localized volumes on your system in the background as the container is initializing. This can create a lot of Docker disk space usage.
DokuWiki is a free and open-source wiki platform that you can self-host on Docker. It is super simple to use, you can edit pages using markdown or install a WYSIWYG editor. What makes DokuWiki unique when compared to other Wiki software is that it stores it’s information in markdown files on your server rather than relying on a separate database. Since it doesn’t require a separate database, DokuWiki is not only very simple to install, it is also quick and responsive.
In order to get a good understanding of Docker, you must first master the basics. Once you’ve installed docker, and gone over the basic commands, it is now time to dive deeper into those commands in order to understand what their function is and what you can do with them. This article will help you understand the basics of one of your most used docker commands. The docker run command. It is one of the first commands you learn as a beginner and also one of the most important.
Self-hosted software is a great way to maintain control and ensure the privacy of your data. Self-hosting software is the practice of running software on your own server. Utilizing containerization software such as Docker makes this practice very easy. You can self-host your own personal wiki, Wireguard VPN, DNS Ad Blocker, and even a password manager.
If you’ve just started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you have realized that life on your island would be a lot easier if you could build bridges in order to cross the river. However, the recipe to build the wooden bridge asks for log stakes. How do you get log stakes in Animal Crossing?
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.