Install pyLoad Inside Docker Container in Linux

Install pyLoad Inside Docker Container in Linux

The pyLoad is a web-based download manager that allows users to download files from various file hosting websites, including Rapidshare, Megaupload, and many others.

This tutorial explains how to install pyLoad 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 pyLoad

  • Host network

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

docker run -d --name=pyload --restart=always --network=host \
    -v /opt/pyload/config:/config \
    -v /opt/pyload/downloads:/downloads \
  • User-defined bridge network

User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, pyLoad service is listening on port 8000. It can be changed with -p option.

docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=pyload --restart=always --network=app-net \
    -p 8080:8000 \
    -v /opt/pyload/config:/config \
    -v /opt/pyload/downloads:/downloads \

Testing pyLoad

Open a web browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>:8000, where <IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system. Log in to the web interface with the default username (pyload) and password (pyload).

pyLoad Inside Docker Container in Linux

Uninstall pyLoad

To completely remove pyLoad, remove its container:

docker rm --force pyload

Remove pyLoad image:

docker rmi linuxserver/pyload-ng

You can also remove pyLoad data:

sudo rm -rf /opt/pyload

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

docker network rm app-net

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