Portainer allows you to manage containers. I use Portainer CE to manage my Docker containers.

Installing Docker

I’m installing this on my Ubuntu Server 20.04. First install any updates and then install Docker.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install \
    apt-transport-https \
    ca-certificates \
    curl \
    gnupg \
curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
echo \
  "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] \
  $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

After running the commands above, Docker should be installed.

Installing Portainer

Installing Portainer requires only 2 commands.

docker volume create portainer_data
docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 9000:9000 --name=portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ce

To access Portainer, connect to your server’s IP on port 9000. After setting up a password you are done!