Docker install Nginx container


In this tutorial, I will use Docker to install an Nginx web server. How to set up an Nginx web server in a Docker container. Now, let go Docker install Nginx container.

Docker as a platform container. I will install Docker on Debian/Ubuntu and install the Nginx container from Docker Hub.

Install Docker on Ubuntu here

Docker install Nginx container

Run Nginx Container Using Docker. I will pull an Nginx image from the docker hub.

$ docker pull nginx
docker pull nginx

List the Docker images as command below

$ docker images

Create Docker Volume for Nginx

$ docker volume create nginx-data-persistent
docker create volume

Get the docker volume information as command below

$ docker volume inspect nginx-data-persistent
docker volume inspect

Building a Web Page to Serve on Nginx

Create an HTML file

$ sudo vi /var/lib/docker/volumes/nginx-data-persistent/_data/index.html

The content is as below:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Learn Docker at</title>
    <h1>Learn Docker With</h1>   

Start the Nginx container with persistent data storage. Data storage location “/var/lib/docker/volumes/nginx-data-persistent/_data” on Host Ubuntu and the path in the container is “/usr/share/nginx/html” Run command as below:

$ docker run -d --name nginx-server -p 8080:80 -v nginx-data-persistent:/usr/share/nginx/html nginx
Docker install Nginx container


  • d: run the container in detached mode
  • name: name of the container to be created
  • p: port to be mapped with host, Example: host port is 8080 and guest port is 80
  • v: name of docker volume

you can create a symlink of the docker volume directory

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/docker/volumes/nginx-data-persistent/_data /nginx-data
docker symbolic link


Access into Nginx container with the command below

$ docker exec -it nginx-server /bin/bash

Now, you can stop docker container apache

docker stop nginx-server

and remove it:

docker rm nginx-server

You can clean up and delete the image that was used in the container.

docker image remove nginx

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You have successfully installed and run an Nginx container using Docker. You can now customize the Nginx configuration, serve your own website, or explore additional Nginx features and settings. I hope will this your helpful. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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