Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu Server
This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to install Docker Compose on Ubuntu Server.
Docker Compose is a tool for managing the containers that make up a distributed application. Moreover, you can manage not only containers, but also connected folders, networks, and other settings.
In this guide, we will consider the case when you already have a server with the Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS operating system installed on it.
You can read more about how to install Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS in my guide “Install Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS”.
Also, the Docker Engine must be installed on the server.
You can learn how to install Docker Engine on Ubuntu Server by reading “Install Docker Engine on Ubuntu Server”.
In addition, OpenSSH must be installed on the server, and port 22 must be open in order to be able to connect to the server using the SSH protocol.
To install OpenSSH on a server, you can use the command:
If you plan to connect to the server using the Windows operating system, you can use PuTTY, a free client for various remote access protocols, including SSH, Telnet, rlogin.
This guide describes how to connect to a server using the iTerm2 terminal emulator installed on the macOS operating system.
We connect to the server on which you plan to install Docker Compose.
Please note, the link to the current version of Docker Compose can be found on the official Docker Docs website.
Now let’s grant executable permissions to the binary using the command:
Now you need to make sure that Docker Compose is installed correctly. To do this, you need to run the command:
Based on the message received, Docker Compose is installed correctly.