This post will be an introduction to deploying web applications on dply.co using Docker containers, please note that the free tier of dply.co is only for 2 hours so you should only use it for trial purposes, of course, you can always pay to make it a production version.
Follow the first post to create an account and install Docker.
In the terminal window, type the following command to download and initialize LimeSurvey (Ignore the error message that will appear);
docker run -it -p 80:80 crramirez/limesurvey:latest
After the installation process is complete, you can log to your container from the browser using your IP address that you can get from your Dply dashboard e.g. (http://machine_IP).
Now, you’ll be directed to the main window where you’ll start the installation process, in the first window, you select the language and click on the “Start Installation” tab.
In this step of the installation wizard, the installation will check for the prerequisites.
You’ll be directed to the next window, where you should enter some information like “password, database username, database password”, set the data as follow; location: “localhost”, user: “root”, password: leave it empty, and name: “LimeSurvey”. You’ll then be prompt by a message that the database doesn’t exist, just click on the create database tab.
In the following step, you’ve to create your login credentials; username, password, and email.
You’ll then be directed to the final step of the installation wizard, just click on the “Administration” tab.
You’ll then be directed to the login window, use the email and password you’ve used in step 16.
Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal main page.
Congratulations, now, you have a fully functional test LimeSurvey portal running as a Docker container on Dply.