Dokku can be used to deploy almost any kind of application. This example shows how to deploy the popular phpMyAdmin project, which has an official Docker image.
Since Dokku uses a reverse proxy and virtual host naming, it's possible to deploy phpMyAdmin alongside your other application(s) and use a DNS subdomain to access it. Just be sure your application server is large enough to support the additional CPU and memory usage.
Create a Deployable Project
On your local development machine, create a new directory and inside it, add a file named exactly Dockerfile, with the following contents:
Now initialize a Git repo and commit the file:
git init git add . git commit -am 'initial commit'
Configuring the phpMyAdmin Dokku App on Your Server
Connect to the server and create your app(s):
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org dokku apps:create phpmyadmin
Set environment variables that will be used by the phpMyAdmin app:
dokku config:set phpmyadmin KEY=VALUE
At the minimum, you will need to set the following keys:
- PMA_HOST - set to the host address of the database service provided to you by Healthcare Blocks
- PMA_USER - desired username for phpMyAdmin
- PMA_PASSWORD - desired password for phpMyAdmin
Deploy your App
Your app will be accessible at http://phpmyadmin.server-id.healthcareblocks.com.
Recommended Next Steps
- Set a domain
- Add an SSL/TLS certificate to enable HTTPS mode
- See Dokku Getting Started Guide for details