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Portainer CE is a lightweight ‘universal’ management GUI that can be used to easily manage Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes and ACI environments. It is designed to be as simple to deploy as it is to use.

Portainer consists of a single container that can run on any cluster. It can be deployed as a Linux container or a Windows native container.

Portainer allows you to manage all your orchestrator resources (containers, images, volumes, networks and more) through a super-simple graphical interface.

A fully supported version of Portainer is available for business use. Visit to learn more


You can try out the public demo instance: (login with the username admin and the password tryportainer).

Please note that the public demo cluster is reset every 15min.

Latest Version

Portainer CE is updated regularly. We aim to do an update release every couple of months.

The latest version of Portainer is 2.6.x And you can find the release notes here. Portainer is on version 2, the second number denotes the month of release.

Getting started

Features & Functions

View this table to see all of the Portainer CE functionality and compare to Portainer Business.

Getting help

Portainer CE is an open source project and is supported by the community. You can buy a supported version of Portainer at

Learn more about Portainers community support channels here.

You can join the Portainer Community by visiting This will give you advance notice of events, content and other related Portainer content.

Reporting bugs and contributing

  • Want to report a bug or request a feature? Please open an issue.
  • Want to help us build portainer? Follow our contribution guidelines to build it locally and make a pull request. We need all the help we can get!



If you are a developer, and our code in this repo makes sense to you, we would love to hear from you. We are always on the hunt for awesome devs, either freelance or employed. Drop us a line to with your details and we will be in touch.


To make sure we focus our development effort in the right places we need to know which features get used most often. To give us this information we use Matomo Analytics, which is hosted in Germany and is fully GDPR compliant.

When Portainer first starts, you are given the option to DISABLE analytics. If you don't choose to disable it, we collect anonymous usage as per our privacy policy. Please note, there is no personally identifiable information sent or stored at any time and we only use the data to help us improve Portainer.


Portainer supports "Current - 2 docker versions only. Prior versions may operate, however these are not supported.


Portainer is licensed under the zlib license. See LICENSE for reference.

Portainer also contains code from open source projects. See for a list.