BookStack is a lightweight, open source wiki software in the vein of Dokuwiki. And while it’s the most popular open source wiki software on Github at the moment, I hadn’t heard about until two days ago when we got a ticket from Coventry University reporting that it won’t run in their Domain of One’s Own environment. After a bit of digging we realized it’s using the Laravel PHP framework which was not playing nice with cPanel, so I decided to see if we can get it up and running on Reclaim Cloud, and turns out once Taylor reminded me how to clone the Github repository I was off to the races.
It’s really pretty easy, after you have your Docker Engine environment installed you access ssh and clone the Github repository of choice, I am using Solidnerd’s Docker container:
git clone https://github.com/solidnerd/docker-bookstack.git
After that move into the docker-bookstack directory:
Then you want to edit the docker-compose.yml file and replace the https://example.com URL with the URL of your instance and change port 8080:8080 to 80:8080. Save that file and then run the following command:
docker-compose up -d
Then you can go to your instance at the defined URL and login using the default credentials firstname.lastname@example.org and password. That’s it!