CapRover – Easy to use app/database deployment and web server manager

CapRover is an app/database deployment platform and web server package for NodeJS, Python, PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, MySQL, MongoDB, Postgres, WordPress (and etc…) applications.

No Docker or nginx knowledge is required.

CapRover is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Simple to use interface for many Docker operations: exposing container ports to host, setting up persistent directories, instance count and etc..
  • CLI for automation and scripting.
  • Web GUI for ease of access and convenience.
  • No lock-in! Remove CapRover and your apps keep working.
  • Deploy apps in your own space (Node js, PHP, Python, Java literally any language).
  • One-click apps – deploying one-click apps is a matter of seconds! MongoDB, Parse, MySQL, WordPress, Postgres and many more.
  • Easy deploy – many ways to deploy: upload your source from dashboard, use command line caprover deploy, use webhooks and build upon git push.
  • Docker Swarm under the hood for containerization and clustering.
  • Nginx (fully customizable template) under the hood for load-balancing.
  • Let’s Encrypt under the hood for free SSL (HTTPS). Ability to secure your services over HTTPS for FREE, ability to automatically redirect HTTP to HTTPS.
  • Highly customizable – optionally fully customizable nginx config allowing you to enable HTTP2, specific caching logic, custom SSL certs and etc.
  • Cluster ready.

Website: CapRover
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Kasra Bigdeli
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

CapRover is written in TypeScript. Learn TypeScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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2 years ago

easy to use? it took me a week just to get this setup. Then countless issues got in the way of app deployment… and of course, once I made it work. I deployed a few apps only to realize they are all asking for login / password which I do not have … just wow. If there is any mention of this in the documentation, might as well be written in chinese. Oh but they do explain how to logout of caprover tho… as if anyone would be dumb enough to have an explanation about a logout button lol. Donations ? yeah right

2 years ago
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It’s designed for people like you

2 years ago
Reply to  ok

Having spent a week setting it up you must have picked up enough information to write better documentation. I guess you volunteered to write documentation for the project.

No wait, I imagine you are just the type of person who grabs but never gives back. You deserve exactly what you get. On second thoughts, given that you couldn’t even work out the basics, you probably aren’t able to write anything worth reading.

2 years ago

No need to even install CapRover to evaluate its suitability. There’s a demo version available (password captain42 as stated clearly on their website)

Documentation is pretty good. I had no problems following it and was up and running in about an hour but I’ve set up many PaaS