Install LibreSpeed Speedtest Inside Docker Container in Linux

Install LibreSpeed Speedtest Inside Docker Container in Linux

LibreSpeed Speedtest is a web-based application that enables to test internet bandwidth. It can be useful to monitor download speed, upload speed, and ping.

This tutorial explains how to install LibreSpeed Speedtest inside a Docker container in the Linux. Commands have been tested on Ubuntu.

Prepare environment

Make sure you have installed Docker in your system. If you are using Ubuntu, installation instructions can be found in the post.

Install LibreSpeed Speedtest

  • Host network

Run the following command to create a container for LibreSpeed Speedtest that uses host network:

docker run -d --name=librespeed-speedtest --restart=always --network=host \
    -e PASSWORD=pwd123 \
    -v /opt/librespeed-speedtest/config:/config \
  • User-defined bridge network

User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, LibreSpeed Speedtest service is listening on port 80. It can be changed with -p option.

docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=librespeed-speedtest --restart=always --network=app-net \
    -p 8080:80 \
    -e PASSWORD=pwd123 \
    -v /opt/librespeed-speedtest/config:/config \

Note: don't forget to change password for stats page.

Testing LibreSpeed Speedtest

To access web UI, open a web browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>, where <IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system.

LibreSpeed Speedtest Inside Docker Container in Linux

A stats page is available at http://<IP_ADDRESS>/results/stats.php. The password is required to log in to it.

Uninstall LibreSpeed Speedtest

To completely remove LibreSpeed Speedtest, remove its container:

docker rm --force librespeed-speedtest

Remove LibreSpeed Speedtest image:

docker rmi linuxserver/librespeed

You can also remove LibreSpeed Speedtest data:

sudo rm -rf /opt/librespeed-speedtest

If a user-defined bridge network was created, you can delete it as follows:

docker network rm app-net

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