Implementing the Portainer GUI

dockerYou can manage Docker by using the command line interface (CLI), but you might find the process easier with a graphical user interface (GUI). This article describes the implementation of the Portainer GUI.

Installing Portainer as a container

Start by logging on to your Docker host.

Run the following command to create a volume.

sudo docker volume create portainer_data


Launch Portainer

This command will start the Portainer container.

sudo docker run --restart=always --name=portainer -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer



Now you can use your preferred browser to access Portainer.

  1. Start by browsing to https://dockerhost-ip-address:9000/
  2. Here you can enter the following:
    1. Username: (e.g. steven)
    2. Password:
  3. Select the Local option.
  4. Click Connect.


Branded logo

If you have a corporate logo, you can use this in Portainer.

  1. Create a .png file (width 310px, height 110px).
  2. Place it on your public website in the images folder (e.g.
  3. In Portainer, go to Settings.
  4. Select Use custom logo.
  5. Enter the location of your logo (e.g.


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