Run Simple Project with Apache in Docker
Today we’re going to learn how to build and run a project with Apache web server in Docker. Let’s start:
You can take a look at basic docker commands.
Table of Contents
Create a Project
First of all, let’s create a simple project. I’m going to make a simple project. The project will contain only the index.html file. Your project may contain more files.
My docker project’s structure:
So, the main project’s files will be stored in the app folder.
Outside of the app folder, we need to create a file called Dockerfile. A Dockerfile is a text document that contains all the commands a user could call on the command line to assemble an image. To know more about Dockerfile, please Dockerfile reference.
We’re going to write all commands in Dockerfile to create a Docker image for our project.
# pull latest CentoOS FROM centos:latest # the maintainer name MAINTAINER Obydul # install apache RUN dnf -y install httpd # copy our app's files to apache's public dorectory COPY ./app/ /var/www/html/ # keep apache server running CMD ["/usr/sbin/httpd", "-D", "FOREGROUND"] # listen the port 80 for apache on CentOS EXPOSE 80
Build and Run as Container
We’ve created our project and wrote a Dockerfile to create an image. Let’s build the project:
docker build -t apacheserver ./
./ defines the Dockerfile’s location.
Now let’s run the container at our machine’s port 90:
docker run -p 90:80 apacheserver
http://localhost:90 and see the output. If you are testing on live server, you need to replace localhost with the server IP or hostname.
The tutorial is over. Thank you.
Md Obydullah is a software engineer and full stack developer specialist at Laravel, Django, Vue.js, Node.js, Android, Linux Server, and Ethichal Hacking.