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Short Description
a base image for static sites generated with Hugo based on alpine
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Inspired by publysher/hugo.

tenfourty/hugo-alpine-onbuild is a Docker base image for static sites generated with Hugo.

This image is not intended to be run directly, you should always use the docker FROM directive to inherit from this image.

Images derived from this image can either run as a stand-alone server, or function as a volume image for your web server.


The image is based on the following directory structure:

├── Dockerfile
└── site
    ├── config.toml
    ├── content
    │   └── ...
    ├── layouts
    │   └── ...
    └── static
└── ...

You should put your Hugo site in the site directory, and create a simple Dockerfile:

FROM tenfourty/hugo-alpine-onbuild
MAINTAINER Jeremy Brown <>

Note: If you don't include a site directory in the same directory as your newly created Dockerfile then the FROM directive will fail.

Building your site

Once you've created the Dockerfile as per above and populated the site directory you can easily build an image for your site:

$ docker build -t my-site-image-name .

Your site is automatically generated during this build.

Using your site

There are two options for using the image you generated:

  • as a stand-alone image
  • as a volume image for your webserver

Using your image as a stand-alone image is the easiest, we are going to mount our local site directory into this image so that hugo picks up any changes we make to the local filesystem:

$ docker run -rm -p 1313:1313 -v [path to this dir]/site/:/site my-site-image-name

or as a daemon:

$ docker run -d -p 1313:1313 -v [path to this dir]/site/:/site my-site-image-name

This will automatically start hugo server, and your blog is now available on http://localhost:1313.

The image is also suitable for use as a volume image for a web server, such as nginx

docker run -d -v /usr/share/nginx/html --name site-data my-site-image-name
docker run -d --volumes-from site-data --name site-server -p 80:80 nginx


For an example of a Hugo site using this base image check out

Building this base image

To build this base image just git clone this repository, cd inside and run the command:

$ docker build -t tenfourty/hugo-alpine-onbuild .

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