How to Install Portainer CE With Docker-Compose on Ubuntu 22.04?

Portainer CE is a free, open-source management UI for Docker, including Docker Compose. It allows users to manage containers, images, networks, and volumes via a web-based interface, eliminating the need to use command line tools. With Portainer, users can manage multiple Docker environments from a single, centralized location, including those defined in Docker Compose files.

This post will address the step-by-step procedure to install Portainer CE with Docker Compose on Ubuntu 22.04.

How to Install Portainer CE With Docker-Compose on Ubuntu 22.04? 

Before installing the Portainer CE with Docker-Compose, we have to install the Docker and Docker-compose by the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Install Docker

Before proceeding towards the installation of the Portainer CE, first, make sure the Docker-Compose is installed. It installs Docker using the command:

$ sudo apt install -y

Verify the installation by displaying the version of Docker:

$ docker --version

The 20.10.12 version of Docker has been installed.

Step 2: Configure Docker Service

Now, enable the docker service via the command (so that docker service starts functioning on reboot):

$ sudo systemctl enable docker

After enabling the Docker, start the docker using the systemctl command:

$ sudo systemctl start docker

To confirm the status of docker service, use the status option of systemctl utility:

$ sudo systemctl status docker

Step 3: Download and Install Docker-Compose

Next step is to download and install the package of docker-compose via the curl script as follows:

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

Step 4: Make Docker-Compose Executable

Make the downloaded file executable by changing its permissions:

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

Confirm the installation of Docker-Compose by displaying its version:

$ docker-compose --version

1.29.2 version of Docker-Compose has been installed.

Step 5: Make a Directory and Install Portainer

Now, make a directory for the Portainer installation:

$ sudo mkdir -p portainer

Navigate to the newly created directory:

$ cd portainer

Step 6: Configure the “.yaml” File

Open the docker-compose file by using the nano text editor:

$ sudo nano docker-compose.yml

Paste the below-mentioned script in the newly opened file:

# docker-compose.yml 
version: '3'

    image: portainer/portainer-ce:latest
    container_name: portainer
    restart: unless-stopped
      - no-new-privileges:true
      - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro
      - ./portainer-data:/data
      - 9000:9000

The code provided here is described as follows: 

  • image: The image to be used. 
  • container_name: The name of the container associated with the above image.
  • restart: The “restart” policy of the container is set to “unless-stopped”. 
  • volumes: the “volumes” is said to be the directories where the directories are with the container.
  • ports: The “ports” the Portainer CE will listen to. 

Step 7: Power Up Docker-Compose

To activate the above docker-compose file, power up the docker-compose:

$ sudo docker-compose up -d

Verify the Portainer

When it is done, open the web browser and go to the below-mentioned URL:


This is the distinction of the Portainer CE that it can be used to manage Docker through the web-interface as a container. 


To install Portainer CE with Docker-Compose, install and set up the Docker and Docker Compose services. After that, create a dedicated directory for the portainer and power up the docker there. This will activate the Potainer CE to be used for managing the Docker. 

This post has provided a step-by-step guide to installing Portainer CE with Docker Compose on Ubuntu 22.04.