In Docker Tutorial For Beginners Part 1 guide, we wrote how to get started. Next step, possibly for all kind of users is having a management UI to monitor, visualize what are running. Indeed, only for WordPress, it is difficult to manage only from command line interface. We will go in to much details around docker from Part 3 of this series. Docker Tutorial For Beginners Part 2 is about using a management UI.
Docker Tutorial For Beginners : Part 3 – Using a Management UI
There are actually a good number of graphical interfaces to Docker. These software also can show the possibility of using, controlling containers running on cloud server. There are actually a good number of graphical interfaces to Docker. These software also can show the possibility of using containers as app runners than can run an app on cloud server. Command line interface has minimal obvious problem to get started the docker ecosystem. We will list only few user interface.
Portainer is a lightweight management UI, simple to deploy which itself consists of a single container that can run on Docker. Portainer allows to manage Docker containers, images, volumes, networks etc. Of course it is a free software available on GitHub and there is easy to install guide :
Installing it is actually our practice of Part 1 guide!Advertisement
Docker Compose UI is a web interface for Docker Compose. You only need to remember it, if you can not understand at your learning level, you can totally omit it for now. Here is Docker Compose UI :
Of course there is well known composable Docker management tool like Shipyard :
Docker actually has own cloud service which has paid layer and not hosted on own localhost (thus saving your resources) :
Docker has visual Docker container management application for Mac & Windows named Kitematic :
You can choose between any of the above or nothing of the above as per your choice. Essentially these tools may help to make the things easy for the next guides in this series.