Running Homer Dashboard with Docker for Personal Start Page


Homer is a customizable personal start page that allows you to organize and access your frequently used bookmarks and services in one place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up Homer Dashboard using Docker, making it easy to manage and access your favorite links and services.

Step 1: Install Docker
Before proceeding, ensure you have Docker installed on your system. If you haven’t installed Docker yet, follow the official Docker installation instructions for your operating system.

Step 2: Run Homer Dashboard Docker Container
Run the following command to create and start the Homer Dashboard Docker container:

docker run -d --restart always --name homer -p 8090:8080 -v homer_data:/www/assets b4bz/homer:latest

Explanation of options used:

  • -d: Run the container in the background (detached mode).
  • --restart always: Configure the container to automatically restart if it stops unexpectedly.
  • --name homer: Assign the name “homer” to the container for easy management.
  • -p 8090:8080: Map port 8080 from the container to port 8090 on the host system. This allows you to access Homer Dashboard at http://localhost:8090.
  • -v homer_data:/www/assets: Create a Docker volume named “homer_data” and mount it to the /www/assets directory inside the container. This volume allows you to persist Homer Dashboard customizations and data.
  • b4bz/homer:latest: Use the latest Homer Dashboard Docker image from Docker Hub.

Step 3: Access Homer Dashboard Web Interface
Once the Homer Dashboard container is running, you can access the web interface by opening a web browser and navigating to http://localhost:8090.

Step 4: Customize Homer Dashboard
Homer Dashboard is highly customizable. You can add, remove, and organize bookmarks and services according to your preferences. Make sure to explore the settings and customize the dashboard to suit your needs.

You’ve successfully set up Homer Dashboard using Docker, providing a convenient and personalized start page to access your frequently used links and services. With Docker, managing Homer Dashboard becomes easy and allows you to keep your customizations and data safe through the Docker volume.

Happy organizing and accessing your favorite links!

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