A curated list of Docker Compose samples.
These samples provide a starting point for how to integrate different services using a Compose file and to manage their deployment with Docker Compose.
The following samples are intended for use in local development environments such as project setups, tinkering with software stacks, etc. These samples must not be deployed in production environments.
Samples of Docker Compose applications with multiple integrated services.
Single service samples.
Basic setups for different platforms (not production ready – useful for personal use).
Samples of Docker Compose applications with multiple integrated services
ASP.NET / MS-SQL – Sample ASP.NET core application
with MS SQL server database.
Elasticsearch / Logstash / Kibana – Sample Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana stack.
Go / NGINX / MySQL – Sample Go application
with an Nginx proxy and a MySQL database.
Go / NGINX / PostgreSQL – Sample Go
application with an Nginx proxy and a PostgreSQL database.
Java Spark / MySQL – Sample Java application and
a MySQL database.
NGINX / Flask / MongoDB – Sample Python/Flask
application with Nginx proxy and a Mongo database.
NGINX / Flask / MySQL – Sample Python/Flask
application with an Nginx proxy and a MySQL database.
NGINX / Go – Sample Nginx proxy with a Go backend.
React / Spring / MySQL – Sample React
application with a Spring backend and a MySQL database.
React / Express / MySQL – Sample React
application with a Node.js backend and a MySQL database.
React / Rust / PostgreSQL – Sample React
application with a Rust backend and a Postgres database.
Spring / PostgreSQL – Sample Java application
with Spring framework and a Postgres database.
Single service samples
Basic setups for different platforms (not production ready – useful for personal use)
Gitea / PostgreSQL
Nextcloud / PostgreSQL
Nextcloud / Redis / MariaDB
Wordpress / MySQL
Prometheus / Grafana
These instructions will get you through the bootstrap phase of creating and
deploying samples of containerized applications with Docker Compose.
Make sure that you have Docker and Docker Compose installed
Windows or macOS:
Install Docker Desktop
Linux: Install Docker and then
Download some or all of the samples from this repository.
Running a sample
The root directory of each sample contains the docker-compose.yaml which
describes the configuration of service components. All samples can be run in
a local environment by going into the root directory of each one and executing:
docker-compose up -d
Check the README.md of each sample to get more details on the structure and
what is the expected output.
To stop and remove all containers of the sample application run:
We welcome examples that help people understand how to use Docker Compose for
common applications. Check the Contribution Guide for more details.