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How To Install Docker on Ubuntu 20.04

Docker is an application that simplifies the process of managing application processes in containers. Containers run your applications in resource-isolated processes. Containers are similar to virtual machines, but they are more portable, resource-friendly, and dependent on the host operating system.

In this tutorial, we will install Docker on Ubuntu 20.04 and use basic commands to get you started.


  • Ubuntu 20.04 Installed on 64-bit operating system
  • A user account with sudo privileges

Installing Docker from Official Repository

Step 1: Updating the Software Repository

sudo apt update

Step 2: Downloading Dependencies

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

Step 3: Adding Dockerโ€™s GPG Key

curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

Step 4: Installing the Docker Repository

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

Step 5: Installing the Latest Docker

sudo apt-get install docker-ce

Step 6: Verifying Docker Installation

docker --version

Docker Version

Step 7: Enable Docker Service

To start the Docker service run the following commands:

sudo systemctl start docker

Enable Docker to run at startup with:

sudo systemctl enable docker

To check the status of the service, use the command:

sudo systemctl status docker

Docker Running Status

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