Programming language: Shell
License: MIT License
Tags: Software Containers     Docker     PaaS     Heroku    
Latest version: v0.28.4

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A fresh VM running any of the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04 / 22.04 x64 - Any currently supported release
  • Debian 10+ x64
  • 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:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dokku/dokku/v0.28.4/bootstrap.sh
sudo DOKKU_TAG=v0.28.4 bash bootstrap.sh

You can then proceed to configure your server domain (via dokku domains:set-global) and user access (via dokku ssh-keys:add) to complete the 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 https://dokku.com/docs/getting-started/installation/.


You can use GitHub Issues, check Troubleshooting in the documentation, or join us on Gliderlabs Slack in the #dokku channel.


After checking GitHub Issues, the Troubleshooting Guide or having a chat with us on Gliderlabs Slack in the #dokku channel, 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

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Dokku README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.