Building your ContainerΒΆ

Now that you have a Dockerfile, you can build it locally to make sure it is working properly.

From the same folder containing the Dockerfile, run the command below:

docker build --tag shellhttpd:1.0 .

Example Output:

Sending build context to Docker daemon  3.072kB
Step 1/3 : FROM alpine
latest: Pulling from library/alpine
ba3557a56b15: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:a75afd8b57e7f34e4dad8d65e2c7ba2e1975c795ce1ee22fa34f8cf46f96a3be
Status: Downloaded newer image for alpine:latest
 ---> 28f6e2705743
Step 2/3 : COPY /usr/local/bin/
 ---> 450c272c3201
Step 3/3 : CMD ["/usr/local/bin/"]
 ---> Running in 92f5efa26f6e
Removing intermediate container 92f5efa26f6e
 ---> a5984eb19baf
Successfully built a5984eb19baf
Successfully tagged shellhttpd:1.0

Next, start your first container on your host PC:

docker run -d -p 8080:8080 --name shellhttpd shellhttpd:1.0
  • -d - run the container in detached mode (in the background).
  • -p 8080:8080 - map port 8080 of the host to port 8080 in the container.
  • shellhttpd:1.0 - the image to use.
  • --name - assigned a name to your container.

To test your container, open a browser window to or use the curl command:


Example Output: