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Deploy Ampache using Docker

Hello, friends. As we all know Docker is a fascinating technology and in this post, we will take full advantage of it. In this post, you will learn how to deploy Ampache using Docker on a server.

Install Docker on Linux

The first step is to install Docker and for that, we present you with some tutorials in different Linux distributions.

If you are using Ubuntu: How to install Docker on Ubuntu 20.04
For CentOS 8: How to install Docker on CentOS 8?
For CentOS 7: How to install Docker CE on CentOS 7?
If you use Windows: How to install Docker in Windows 10?
Or, if you are using Debian 10: How to install Docker on Debian 10?

And using your distribution’s package manager, you can install Docker Compose. For example:

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install docker-compose

For Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives.

sudo dnf install docker-compose

Or, for RHEL, CentOS and derivatives.

Once Docker and Docker compose are installed now is the Gits turn.

Deploy Ampache using Docker

Now with Docker installed on our operating system, it’s time to deploy Ampache.

To do this, first, create the folder where the Docker Compose file will be and access it.

mkdir ampache && cd ampache

You can change both the path and the name of the folder but set an indicative name.

Inside it, create a file called docker-compose.yml with the help of a text editor. In this case, I will use nano.

nano docker.compose.yml

And add the following content:

version: '3'

    image: ampache/ampache:latest
    container_name: ampache
    restart: unless-stopped
      - 80:80
      - ./data/config:/var/www/config
      - ./data/log:/var/log/ampache
      - ./data/media:/media
      - ./data/mysql:/var/lib/mysql

Save the changes and close the editor.

Now, deploy the Docker container by running

sudo docker-compose up -d

This will start the whole process of downloading and deploying the images. When finished, set the necessary permissions on the created folders.

sudo chown www-data:www-data ./data/config -R
sudo chmod 777 ./data/config -R

Before completing the installation via the web, we will need to obtain the default MySQL key. To do this, find out the Ampache container ID.

sudo docker ps

You will get an output screen similar to this one

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                    COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                               NAMES
8e0e2c7dec77   ampache/ampache:latest   "docker-entrypoint.s…"   5 minutes ago   Up 2 seconds>80/tcp, :::80->80/tcp   ampache

From it, we will know that the ID is 8e0e2c7dec77 and now check the logs for that container.

sudo docker logs 8e0e2c7dec77

You’ll get a widescreen output but you’ll see something similar to this

You can now connect to this MySQL Server using:

    mysql -uadmin -pbbgqpKn52t7c -h<host> -P<port>

Please remember to change the above password as soon as possible!
MySQL user 'root' has no password but only allows local connections

The password is what is after -p in this case it is bbgqpKn52t7c.

Now open a web browser and visit http://ip-server/install.php and you can start the installation process with the language selection.

1.- Ampache installation
1.- Ampache installation

Next, set the configuration parameters.

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2.- Ampache using Docker

And continue the process.

3.- Deploy Ampache with Docker
3.- Deploy Ampache with Docker

So, enjoy it.


In this post, you learned how with the help of Docker we can quickly have an Ampache installation on a server. This simple process allows us a lot of flexibility and portability.

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