Running Uptime Kuma in Docker on Ubuntu Server 🌱

What is Uptime Kuma?

Uptime Kuma is a fancy self-hosted monitoring tool. -

Installing Docker

  1. Log into the Linux based device
  2. Run the following commands in the terminal
    # install prerequisites
    sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg-agent -y
    # add docker gpg key
    curl -fsSL$(awk -F'=' '/^ID=/{ print $NF }' /etc/os-release)/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
    # add docker software repository
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture)]$(awk -F'=' '/^ID=/{ print $NF }' /etc/os-release) $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
    # install docker
    sudo apt install docker-ce docker-compose -y
    # enable and start docker service
    sudo systemctl enable docker && sudo systemctl start docker
    # add the current user to the docker group
    sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    # reauthenticate for the new group membership to take effect
    su - $USER

Running Uptime Kuma

  1. Now that Docker is installed, run the following commands to setup the Uptime Kuma container and run it
    # create working directories
    mkdir /home/$USER/docker/uptimekuma -p
    # set owner of working directories
    sudo chown "$USER":"$USER" /home/"$USER"/docker -R
    # run the uptime kuma container
    docker run -d --name uptimekuma -p 3001:3001 -v /home/$USER/docker/uptimekuma:/app/data --restart=unless-stopped louislam/uptime-kuma:latest
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to http://DNSorIP:3001
  3. Select a language and create an administrator username and password > Click Create
  4. Welcome to Uptime Kuma