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.circleci feat: drop support for unsupported Debian and Ubuntu releases Feb 28, 2020
contrib Merge pull request #3967 from dokku/3961-focal-support May 15, 2020
debian feat: add support for moby-engine May 23, 2020
docker fix: do not logrotate all services files May 6, 2020
docs feat: simplify flag parsing in config plugin May 29, 2020
plugins fix: correct comment Jun 2, 2020
rpm fix: remove the build-env plugin from rpm installs Aug 13, 2019
tests Merge pull request #4008 from dokku/standardize-golang-commands Jun 2, 2020
.codacy.yml add codacy config and coverage targets Oct 2, 2017
.dockerignore fix: allow test dhparam.pem to be copied into docker image Sep 16, 2019
.editorconfig refactor: rewrite network plugin in golang Oct 2, 2017
.gitignore feat: add timing info Dec 30, 2018
.stickler.yml chore: remove all deprecated commands Feb 12, 2020 docs: Update issue template information Feb 11, 2019
Dockerfile fest: handle both openresty and nginx in docker image builds Sep 16, 2019 Release 0.20.4 Apr 15, 2020 docs: add sponsoring link to issue template Mar 31, 2020
LICENSE update copyright year Feb 4, 2014
Makefile feat: upgrade plugn May 13, 2020 Create May 10, 2017 Release 0.20.4 Apr 15, 2020
Vagrantfile feat: add support for new vmware_desktop provider Mar 13, 2019 fix: allow overriding both DOKKU_VERSION and GIT_REV via environment … Jan 8, 2017 Update URL for less than 1gb memory in May 19, 2020 fix: clean prop bin as well during make clean Feb 10, 2020 feat: upgrade herokuish May 7, 2020
dokku chore: drop missing commands Feb 10, 2020 fix: try and decrease number of compiles during release process Apr 8, 2019 feat: add the ability to list ssh keys for a specific user Apr 4, 2020 feat: drop support for unsupported Debian and Ubuntu releases Feb 28, 2020


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Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.


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A fresh VM running any of the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 x64 - Any currently supported release
  • Debian 9+ x64
  • CentOS 7 x64 (experimental)
  • Arch Linux x64 (experimental)

An SSH keypair that can be used for application deployment. If this exists before installation, it will be automatically imported into dokku. Otherwise, you will need to import the keypair manually after installation using dokku ssh-keys:add.


To install the latest stable release, run the following commands as a user who has access to sudo:

sudo DOKKU_TAG=v0.20.4 bash

You can then proceed to the ip address or domain name associated with your server to complete the web-based installation.

If you wish for a more unattended installation method, see these docs.


View the docs for upgrading from an older version of Dokku.


Full documentation - including advanced installation docs - are available online at


You can use Github Issues, check Troubleshooting in the documentation, or join us on freenode in #dokku.


After checking Github Issues, the Troubleshooting Guide or having a chat with us on freenode in #dokku, feel free to fork and create a Pull Request.

While we may not merge your PR as is, they serve to start conversations and improve the general Dokku experience for all users.


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