Docker and Docker Compose Installation on Ubuntu 22.04


  • A server running Ubuntu 22.04.
  • A user account with sudo privileges.

Install Docker on Ubuntu 22.04

Step 1: Update Your System

Update your system’s package index.

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install Prerequisite Packages

Install packages to allow apt to use a repository over HTTPS.

sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common

Step 3: Add Docker’s Official GPG Key

curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

Step 4: Add the Docker Repository

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -cs) stable"

Step 5: Install Docker CE

Update the package index with Docker packages from the new repo and install Docker CE.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install docker-ce

Step 6: Verify Docker Installation

sudo systemctl status docker

Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 22.04

Step 1: Download Docker Compose

Download the latest version of Docker Compose. Replace with the version you want to install.

sudo curl -L "<version>/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Step 2: Apply Executable Permissions

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Step 3: Verify Docker Compose Installation

docker-compose --version

Post-Installation Steps

Add Your User to the Docker Group

To run Docker commands without sudo, add your user to the docker group.

sudo usermod -aG docker ${USER}
su - ${USER}


Docker and Docker Compose are now installed on your Ubuntu 22.04 server. You can begin using Docker to develop, deploy, and manage containers.