5 Turnkey Docker Operating Systems for Self Hosting your own Cloud Server

What's easier than setting up a Docker app? How about an operating system that does it for you! 🐳

5 Turnkey Docker Operating Systems for Self Hosting your own Cloud Server

Docker has revolutionized the way we use applications. It has given the average person with no knowledge of coding the ability to setup and host their own applications in a small packaged container on any operating system.

The overall idea of these operating systems is to let the software handle the Docker setup for you so you can just click a button and be done with it. Your apps are ready to go, that easy.

Here are 5 turnkey Docker operating systems for self hosting your own cloud server.


CasaOS is a community-based open source software focused on delivering simple home cloud experience around Docker ecosystem.


YunoHost is an operating system aiming to simplify as much as possible the administration of a server.


CapRover is an extremely easy to use app/database deployment & web server manager for your NodeJS, Python, PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, MySQL, MongoDB, Postgres, WordPress (and etc...) applications!

It's blazingly fast and very robust as it uses Docker, nginx, LetsEncrypt and NetData under the hood behind its simple-to-use interface.


Tipi is a personal homeserver orchestrator. It is running docker containers under the hood and provides a simple web interface to manage them. Every service comes with an opinionated configuration in order to remove the need for manual configuration and network setup.


Umbrel is a beautiful personal server OS for self-hosting. Install on a Raspberry Pi 4 or Ubuntu/Debian.

Final Notes and Thoughts

Just when you think it can't get any easier, it has. These 5 operating systems make using Docker applications even more simple than ever before. With no Docker knowledge what so ever, you can run one of these turnkey systems on a raspberry pi or other system of your choice.

Know of more like this? Let us know in the comments below, we'd be happy to hear your thoughts and recommendations!