Docker has become one of the most popular tools for developers and system administrators due to its ability to isolate applications in containers. In this article, we will discuss how to install and configure X-UI in Docker on an Ubuntu server.
Step 1: Installing Docker and Docker Compose
Before we begin working with X-UI, we need to install Docker and Docker Compose. Follow the instructions below:
Installing the necessary dependencies:
apt-get install ca-certificates curl gnupg install -m 0755 -d /etc/apt/keyrings
Adding the Docker repository:
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg chmod a+r /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg echo "deb [arch="$(dpkg --print-architecture)" signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu "$(. /etc/os-release && echo "$VERSION_CODENAME")" stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
Updating the repositories and installing Docker:
apt-get update apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-buildx-plugin docker-compose-plugin systemctl enable docker
Installing Docker Compose:
curl -SL https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/v2.20.3/docker-compose-linux-x86_64 -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Step 2: Installing and Configuring X-UI
Now that we have Docker installed, we can proceed to installing X-UI.
Creating the file
Adding the following configuration code to the file:
version: "3.9" services: xui: image: alireza7/x-ui container_name: x-ui volumes: - $PWD/db/:/etc/x-ui/ - $PWD/cert/:/root/cert/ environment: XRAY_VMESS_AEAD_FORCED: "false" tty: true network_mode: host restart: unless-stopped
Launching the X-UI container:
docker-compose up -d
After executing these commands, X-UI will be installed and running on your server. Note that due to the
network_mode: host parameter, the container will use the host's network stack directly, making its configuration easier but removing the possibility of port forwarding.
Docker provides a convenient and flexible way to manage applications on a server. X-UI, installed in Docker, offers ease of deployment and management, providing a reliable and stable solution for your infrastructure. Follow this guide, and you will be able to quickly and easily start working with X-UI on your Ubuntu server.