We’ve covered installing Docker on in a previous post, this post will be a follow on to this post and we’ll use Docker containers to install LimeSurvey Docker container on

This post will be an introduction to deploying web applications on using Docker containers, please note that the free tier of 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.

Steps One

Follow the first post to create an account and install Docker.

Step Two

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

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Step Three

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).

Step Four

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.1-limesurvey-on-openshift

Step Five

In this step of the installation wizard, you’ll have to agree to the EULA and then hit the “Next” tab.2-limesurvey-on-openshift

Step Six

In this step of the installation wizard, the installation will check for the prerequisites.3-limesurvey-on-openshift

Step Seven

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. 4 - limesurvey on Openshift

Step Eight

In the following step,  you’ve to create your login credentials; username, password, and email.

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Step Nine

You’ll then be directed to the final step of the installation wizard, just click on the “Administration” tab.7-limesurvey-on-openshift

Step Ten

You’ll then be directed to the login window, use the email and password you’ve used in step 16.8-limesurvey-on-openshift

Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal main page.

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Congratulations, now, you have a fully functional test LimeSurvey portal running as a Docker container on Dply.