Install Pylon Inside Docker Container in Linux

Install Pylon Inside Docker Container in Linux

Pylon is a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) built with Node.js. Pylon is an open-source project released under the GPLv3 license.

This tutorial explains how to install Pylon 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 Pylon

  • Host network

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

docker run -d --name=pylon --restart=always --network=host \
    -e PYUSER=admin \
    -e PYPASS=pwd123 \
    -v /opt/pylon/code:/code \
  • User-defined bridge network

User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, Pylon service is listening on port 3131. It can be changed with -p option.

docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=pylon --restart=always --network=app-net \
    -p 8080:3131 \
    -e PYUSER=admin \
    -e PYPASS=pwd123 \
    -v /opt/pylon/code:/code \

Note: don't forget to change admin password.

Testing Pylon

Open a web browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>:3131, where <IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system. Log in to the web interface using username and password.

Pylon Inside Docker Container in Linux

Uninstall Pylon

To completely remove the Pylon, remove its container:

docker rm --force pylon

Remove Pylon image:

docker rmi linuxserver/pylon

You can also remove Pylon workspace:

sudo rm -rf /opt/pylon

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

docker network rm app-net

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