Appwrite is a powerful and versatile open-source back-end server that provides essential APIs to streamline the development process for mobile applications. With its easy-to-use Docker containers, Appwrite enables developers to build advanced apps quickly and efficiently. By leveraging Appwrite, you can save up to 70% of the time and costs typically associated with building a modern application. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Appwrite with Docker on Ubuntu 22.04, empowering you to harness the full potential of this incredible tool.
Before we dive into the installation process, let’s ensure that we have everything we need. Here are the prerequisites for installing Appwrite with Docker on Ubuntu 22.04:
- A server running Ubuntu 22.04.
- A root password configured on the server.
Add Docker Repository
To install the latest version of Docker, we need to add the Docker repository to the Ubuntu default repository. Follow these steps:
- Install the required dependencies by running the following command:
apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common -y
- Download and add the Docker GPG key using the following command:
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | apt-key add -
- Add the Docker official repository with the following command:
add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu jammy stable"
- Verify that the Docker repository has been added successfully using the following command:
apt-cache policy docker-ce
Install Docker CE
Now that the Docker repository has been added, let’s proceed with installing Docker CE. Follow these steps:
- Install the Docker CE package by running the following command:
apt install docker-ce -y
- Verify the Docker CE version by running the following command:
- Check the status of Docker by running the following command:
systemctl status docker
Install Appwrite on Ubuntu 22.04
With Docker and Docker CE installed, we can now proceed with installing Appwrite. Follow these steps:
- Run the following command to install Appwrite:
docker run-it --rm --volume /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock --volume "$(pwd)"/appwrite:/usr/src/code/appwrite:rw --entrypoint="install" appwrite/appwrite:0.12.1
- During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose your HTTP and HTTPS server ports. Provide the desired ports and press Enter.
- Next, you will be asked to choose a secret API key. Make sure to choose a strong key and store it securely.
- Finally, you will be prompted to enter your Appwrite hostname. Provide the desired hostname and press Enter.
Access Appwrite Web Interface
Once the installation is complete, you can access the Appwrite web interface and start building your applications. Follow these steps:
- Open your web browser and enter the URL
appwrite.example.comwith your chosen hostname).
- You will be redirected to the Appwrite Sign Up page. Provide your name, email address, password, and click on the Sign Up button.
- After signing up, you will be taken to the Appwrite dashboard, where you can manage your projects and resources.
- Click on the Create Project button to start creating your first project. Provide a Project ID and Project name, then click on the Create button.
- Once your project is created, you can add platforms, such as web or mobile, to build your applications.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Appwrite with Docker on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now leverage the power of Appwrite’s backend server to build advanced applications efficiently. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.
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