Answer Docker Deployment

Knowledge-based community

Answer Docker Deployment

1. Background

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Github Repo: Answer

2. Answer Deployment and Configuration

  • Prerequisite
apt -y update
apt -y install curl nginx python3-certbot-nginx
curl -fsSL -o
  • Create docker-compose.yml
mkdir answer
cd answer
nano docker-compose.yml
version: '3.8'

    image: answerdev/answer
    restart: unless-stopped
      - "" # You can customize your localhost port
      - ./answer-data:/data
  • Bring up the container
docker compose up -d

3. Nginx Configuration

nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/answer
server {
    listen       80;
    client_max_body_size 0;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
  • Enable new Nginx config
ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/answer /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/answer
  • Issue SSL cert
certbot –nginx

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