Getting started
Deploy from a Dockerfile

Deploy from a Dockerfile

In this quick tutorial, you'll learn how to create and deploy a basic web server from a DockerFile.

1. Prepare the project

Let's start from our ready-to-use project. Select your favorite web technology and git clone the project.
Then go directly to the step 4 to prepare the deployment.

git clone my-docker
cd my-docker/
npm install


Let's create manually your own my-docker working directory, and follow the next steps

mkdir my-docker
cd my-docker/

2. Create a basic HTTP web server with Docker

Create a package.json file


Install Express

npm install express

Init a new HTTP server

Create a new index.js file in the project directory, and copy-paste the following code into it:


Init a new Dockerfile


3. Install the ScaleDynamics SDK

To use the SDK you need Node.js installed on your computer.
Look at (opens in a new tab) to install it.

To access our CLI, use npx warp. To get installation options of the SDK, look to SDK installation. You can have the list of available commands and help with

npx warp help

Then, create or update the .dockerignore file as below to exclude the node_modules folder from your deployment:


4. Create the project and the environment

The deployment of a Docker container requires to indicate in which project and which environment you want to run it.

A project identifies a set of containers to be deployed. Users can use project to logically represents a website, a web app, a microservice, an API...

An environment defines the cloud execution environment to deploy and run a project. For example you can have 'pre-prod', 'demo', 'staging' or 'production' environments.

Login to your account

To access projects and deployment resources you need a ScaleDynamics account. You can sign up here to create your account. Subscription is FREE, no credit card required.

Once your account is created, you can login to your account with your email and password:

npx warp login

Create a project

Let's create a docker project

npx warp project create docker

Create an environment

Let's create a demo environment.

npx warp env create demo

5. Deploy the server

You're now ready to deploy the server container.

npx warp deploy --project docker --env demo

During the deployment, you will have to indicate the url where you want to access your server after deployment.

 Enter a hostname for 'my-docker' (fully qualified or not), leave blank for random: …

You can enter a name or press return to get a random one.

After that step you will have to indicate on which runner to deploy and run your container. All runners that can be used are shown and you can select the right one. You can select the configuration scaledynamics-shared-runner that is a FREE mutalized runner we provide for getting started purposes.

You need to select a runner for deployment configuration 'my-docker'
? Pick a runner or a configuration: ›
   Config: scaledynamics-shared-runner

After deployment the url of your container is dumped on the terminal.

if you want to know the deployment url, you can access the console or use the following command to get it:

npx warp env info

6. Call the server

Now the server is deployed, let's call it from HTTP using curl for example:

curl https://DEPLOYMENT_URL


Congrats', you deployed your first Managed HTTP docker.

Want to continue? Create your first Runner