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hugo + caddy + caddy hugo admin plugin + caddy git plugin for auto deployment
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Hugo with Caddy

A Docker image for Hugo with Caddy webserver. This image includes the git plugin. Plugins can be configured via the plugins build arg.

Getting Started

$ docker run -d -p 2015:2015 muninn/hugo-caddy

Point your browser to

Be aware! If you don't bind mount the location certificates are saved to, you may hit Let's Encrypt rate limits rending further certificate generation or renewal disallowed (for a fixed period)! See "Saving Certificates" below!

Saving Certificates

Save certificates on host machine to prevent regeneration every time container starts.
Let's Encrypt has rate limit.

$ docker run -d \
    -v $(pwd)/Caddyfile:/etc/Caddyfile \
    -v $HOME/.caddy:/root/.caddy \
    -p 80:80 -p 443:443 \

Here, /root/.caddy is the location inside the container where caddy will save certificates.

Additionally, you can use an environment variable to define the exact location caddy should save generated certificates:

$ docker run -d \
    -e "CADDYPATH=/etc/caddycerts" \
    -v $HOME/.caddy:/etc/caddycerts \
    -p 80:80 -p 443:443 \

Above, we utilize the CADDYPATH environment variable to define a different location inside the container for
certificates to be stored. This is probably the safest option as it ensures any future docker image changes don't interfere with your ability to save certificates!

Using git sources

Caddy can serve sites from git repository using git plugin.

Create Caddyfile

Replace with your repository.

$ printf "\nroot src\ngit" > Caddyfile
Run the image
$ docker run -d -v $(pwd)/Caddyfile:/etc/Caddyfile -p 2015:2015 abiosoft/caddy

Point your browser to


Default Caddyfile

The image contains a default Caddyfile.
fastcgi / php # php variant only
startup php-fpm7 # php variant only

The last 2 lines are only present in the php variant.

Paths in container

Caddyfile: /etc/Caddyfile

Sites root: /srv

Using local Caddyfile and sites root

Replace /path/to/Caddyfile and /path/to/sites/root accordingly.

$ docker run -d \
    -v /path/to/sites/root:/srv \
    -v path/to/Caddyfile:/etc/Caddyfile \
    -p 2015:2015 \

Let's Encrypt Auto SSL

Note that this does not work on local environments.

Use a valid domain and add email to your Caddyfile to avoid prompt at runtime.
Replace with your domain and with your email.
Run the image

You can change the the ports if ports 80 and 443 are not available on host. e.g. 81:80, 444:443

$ docker run -d \
    -v $(pwd)/Caddyfile:/etc/Caddyfile \
    -p 80:80 -p 443:443 \
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