Docker is a container-based software framework for automating deployment of applications. “Containers” are encapsulated, lightweight, and portable application modules. The major (intended) benefit of using a container is that your application will run consistently on and between any server, be it cloud or dedicated, or of varying operating systems.
- As of April 2014 Docker is in development, and the Docker community does not yet consider the software to be production ready. The current version is v0.6.3.
- These instructions are intended for installing Docker.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.