Install Docker and Learn Basic Container Manipulation in CentOS and RHEL 7/6 – Part 1

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Matei Cezar

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9 Responses

  1. Chinmay says:


    I need to run multiple web sites on a single server. Each website will have different version of php. Please let me know whether a docker container will be available for such requirement or I have to create such containers on my own.

    If I need to create containers with different version of php, please guide me for the same as I am starting on docker today only. thanks in advance.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      This can be easily be accomplished with Vhosts. If you really want containers then you need to create a container for each application or version of php and expose it to outside.

  2. david says:

    Hi – A genuine question please. I use Proxmox for LXC containers which works great..what does Docker offer over proxmox ?

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Basically, I would say that the main difference is that LXC containers behave as a virtual machine mainly, opposed to Docker which runs an ephemeral single process. But that’s only just a simple difference. You should google it for more detailed info.

  3. alex says:

    Thanks for the article..
    I completed a 6 month contract for a large publisher involving the evaluation of various triple stores. I created a dockerfile for each triple store allowing us to quickly install the systems when required on various servers. I also created a system to monitor and graph the memory use of any number docker containers. They are a number of stumbling blocks that takes some experience to understand.

  4. Shambhu Rajput says:

    Thank you

  5. Matei Cezar says:

    You could use Docker on any machine, it doesn’t matter if you are running LAMP stack on it. As a recommendation try to run Docker on a fresh server or a test server, never play on production machines for the sake of security and resources.

  6. Shambhu says:

    For docker installation we need fresh OS or can install at running LAMP server?


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