Step 1 - Create a Directory for the Website
Make sure that you have your HTML files already in the current directory.
Step 2 - Create a file called Dockerfile
Place the following contents into the Dockerfile
COPY . /usr/share/nginx/html
These lines of code represent the image we're going to use along with copying the contents of the current directory into the container.
Step 3 - Build the Docker Image for the HTML Server
Run the following command:
docker build -t html-server-image:v1 .
You can confirm that this has worked by running the command:
And it should show you output something like this:
Step 4 - Run the Docker Container
Run the following command to run the HTML container server:
docker run -d -p 80:80 html-server-image:v1
Step 5 - Test the Port with cURL
Run the following command to ensure the server is running:
You can also view it in the browser now by going to localhost:80 and you should see your HTML file, as shown below: