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


See our list of past sponsors in the SPONSORS file.

Become a sponsor and get your logo on our README on Github with a link to your site. [Become a sponsor]


Support us with a monthly donation and help us continue our activities. [Become a backer]


A fresh VM running any of the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu x64 - Any currently supported release
  • Debian 8.2+ x64
  • CentOS 7 x64 (experimental)
  • Arch Linux x64 (experimental)


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

sudo DOKKU_TAG=v0.17.9 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.


MIT License © Jeff Lindsay

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