Install with Docker

Supported platforms

Use the docker-compose setup

We provide a docker-compose configuration:

It will run 4 containers:

  • Squidex

  • Nginx as Reverse Proxy to support HTTPS

  • Nginx Sidecar to provision certificates with LetsEncrypt.

  • MongoDB

1. Download the files

Download the following files to your server:

  • docker-compose.yml

  • .env

2. Configure Squidex

Open the .env file and set all variables:

  • SQUIDEX_PROTOCOL: Keep it unchanged. You can set it to http to disable secure connections.

  • SQUIDEX_FORCE_HTTPS: Keep it unchanged. You can set it to false to disable permanent redirects from http to https.

  • SQUIDEX_DOMAIN: Your domain name, e.g. we use

  • SQUIDEX_ADMINEMAIL: The email address of the admin user.

  • SQUIDEX_ADMINPASSWORD: The password of the admin user (Must contain a lowercase and uppercase letter, a number and a special character).

You can keep the other settings empty for now.

3. Create the MongoDB database folder

The data will be stored outside of the docker container to simplify the backups. Create the folder with

sudo mkdir /var/mongo/db

4. Run the docker-compose file

docker-compose up -d

More issues?

It is very likely a configuration problem and not related to hosting under Docker. Go to the Configuration page.