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Dokku - pre-installed on servers in the Netherlands, Finland and USA

Rent a virtual (VPS) or dedicated server having pre-installed Dokku - popular PaaS platform to deploy and manage web applications on your own server. Simply choose the right plan, configure a server and start working in 15 minutes.

  • Already installed - we have taken care of all the technical part
  • Optimized server - high performance specifically for Dokku
  • Supported 24/7 - we are always ready to help
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How it works

  1. Choose server and license

    Pick your desired server or tailor individual configuration to your specific needs. While placing your order, be sure to opt for the Dokku license and configure the network settings and other parameters as required.
  2. Place an order

    After completing your order and payment, our team will reach out to you to provide the precise time when your server will be ready. Generally, the server setup process takes no longer than 15 minutes, regardless of the server type.
  3. Start working

    Once the server is up and running, we'll promptly share all the access details with you via email. You can start working immediately, as Dokku will be pre-installed and fully functional, ready to support your tasks without any delay.

Rent pre-installed WordPress on virtual (VPS) or dedicated servers

Please note that Dokku is exclusively available for HOSTKEY leased servers. To acquire the Dokku, simply choose it from the Software tab during the server plan ordering process.

Dokku on virtual (VPS) servers

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Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

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Dokku on dedicated servers

Rent a dedicated server with a full out-of-band management in the Netherlands, Finland and USA.

Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

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Dokku officialy free plan

Dokku — officially free software

Dokku is an extensible, entirely free and open-source Platform as a Service to deploy and manage web applications on your own server. We guarantee that our servers are running safe and original software.


How to install Dokku on a virtual or dedicated server?

To install Dokku, you need to select a license while ordering a server on HOSTKEY website. Our auto-deployment system will install the platform on your server.

I am having trouble installing and/or using Dokku

If you have any difficulties or questions when installing and/or using the software, carefully learn the documentation on the official website of the developer, read about typical problems and how to solve them or contact Dokku support.

What is Dokku used for?

Dokku can be used to deploy and manage a wide range of applications, including web applications, APIs, and services. Dokku is a good choice for applications that are:

  • Developed using Docker containers
  • Require a high degree of control over the underlying infrastructure
  • Need to be deployed quickly and easily

How much does Dokku cost?

Dokku is free to use. There is no subscription fee or licensing costs. However, you may need to pay for the underlying hardware and software that Dokku runs on.

What is Dokku Docker?

Dokku Docker is a term that is sometimes used to refer to Dokku. However, Dokku is not a Docker product. Dokku is a PaaS that uses Docker containers to deploy and manage applications.

Why is Docker so powerful?

Docker is a powerful tool because it allows you to package your application and its dependencies into a single container. This makes it easy to deploy your application to any environment that has Docker installed. Docker also makes it easy to scale your application horizontally by simply adding more containers.

Here are some of the benefits of using Docker:

  • Increased portability: Your applications can be deployed to any environment that has Docker installed.
  • Improved scalability: You can easily scale your applications horizontally by adding more containers.
  • Increased reliability: Docker containers are isolated from each other, which can help to prevent failures from affecting your entire application.
  • Reduced complexity: Docker can help to simplify the deployment and management of your applications.

Is Docker still popular in 2023?

Yes, Docker is still popular in 2023. It is one of the most popular tools for containerization. Docker is used by a wide range of organizations, from small startups to large enterprises.

Here are some of the reasons why Docker is still popular:

  • It is a powerful and versatile tool that can be used to deploy a wide range of applications.
  • It is easy to use and manage.
  • It is supported by a large and active community.
  • It is constantly being improved and updated.

Dokku key features

Dokku is a Docker-powered PaaS that helps you build and manage the lifecycle of applications. Dokku supports building apps on the fly from a git push via either Dockerfile or by auto-detecting the language with Buildpacks, and then starts containers based on your built image.

Easy Deployment
Dokku simplifies the deployment process by using Heroku-compatible applications. Developers can deploy applications using a simple git push command.
Heroku Compatibility
Dokku is designed to be compatible with the buildpacks and deployment methods used by Heroku, making it easy to migrate applications from Heroku to Dokku.
Plugin System
Dokku supports a plugin system that allows you to extend its functionality. You can add plugins to handle databases, caching, SSL certificates, and more.
Dokku utilizes Docker containers to package applications and their dependencies, ensuring consistency between development and production environments.
Automated Configuration
The platform automatically configures various settings for your applications, such as environment variables, network settings, and more, based on the content of your repository and the plugins you've installed.
Zero Downtime Deployments
Dokku supports zero-downtime deployments by deploying new versions of your application alongside the existing one and then seamlessly routing traffic to the new version.
Custom Domains and SSL
You can easily configure custom domains for your applications and set up SSL certificates to enable HTTPS connections.
Environment Variables
Dokku allows you to manage environment variables for your applications, which is useful for storing sensitive information like API keys, database credentials, and configuration options.
Dokku enables you to scale your applications by adding more containers to handle increased load. This can help improve application performance and ensure availability during traffic spikes.

Why choose a Dokku server at HOSTKEY?

  • TIER III Data Centers

    Top reliability and security provide stable operation of your servers and 99.982% uptime per year.
  • DDoS protection

    The service is organized using software and hardware solutions to protect against TCP-SYN Flood attacks (SYN, ACK, RST, FIN, PUSH).
  • Round-the-clock technical support

    The application form allows you to get technical support at any time of the day or night. First response within 15 minutes.

What customers say

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