Free Tool to Deploy, Host Docker Images in 1 Click: Cloudlyn

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Cloudyn is an online platform where you can automatically deploy and host docker images. It supports integration for Docker Hub to find docker images or you can host your custom ones. It hosts a container on a subdomain that it creates for you. Right now there is no option to add custom domains to your application in the free plan, but I hope they add it in later updates. Here you just search for a docker image, specify runtime settings, and then deploy it in 1 click. The free plan of Cloudlyn offers you some limited free resources that you can utilize for you apps/servcies/containers.

If you want to quickly host your microservices or Docker based apps then Cloudlyn is for you. It takes care of the hosting and deployment part for you. You only have to specify the runtime configuration such as port and then leave the rest of the process on itself. It takes a few seconds for your container to get deployed and then you can access it. If you apps uses more resources than then allowed limit then you can always switch to any premium plan.

Free Tool to Deploy, Host Docker Images in 1 Click: Cloudlyn

You can sign up for the free plan of Cloudlyn┬áhere. After that, you go to the main dashboard where you can see the resources that you can use. By default, it allows you to 1000 points for CPU and 2000 points for RAM. I didn’t fully understand this concept of points but do not confuse them for MBs.

Cloudlyn dashboard

You can go to the Deploy section and then click on the “Deploy New” button for new deployment. A new window will open where you have to specify the details of the docker container/image you want to host. Specify its name and runtime configuration and then simply deploy it.

Cloudlyn host docker app

It will take a few seconds for your image to go online. After you see its status changed to “Ready” then you can use it, Just click on the app link and it will take you to your app. You can see this in the screenshot below.

Cloudlyn deployment

Cloudlyn also offers Docker Hub integration. If you want to host a Docker container that is already on Docker Hub then you can just search it and deploy it. This is as simple as that. Or, if you don’t want to host it right away then you can always move the image from Docker Hub to the “Saved” list. You can deploy the images that you have pushed in the saved list later in just one click.

Cloudlyn docker hub integration

In this way, you can use this simple and powerful tool to automate docker hosting and deployment, Just get any image and then get it up and running in a matter of seconds. You can use it to host your microservices but do note that the free plan doesn’t support it. If you want to run some microservices then you will have to upgrade your account.

Final words:

If you are a Docker user then you will simply love the deployment concept that Cloudlyn offers. From a simple UI, you can host any container and then access it from anywhere. However, I wish that in the later u[dates they add support for custom domain as it will be great.

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