Install Docker Engine:

1. Update your package management system.

$ sudo apt-get update

2. Install Dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install \
    apt-transport-https \
    ca-certificates \
    curl \
    gnupg-agent \

3. Add the official Docker GPG key:

$ curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

4. Set up the stable repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \

5. Update your package management system again.

 $ sudo apt-get update

6. Install Docker

 $ sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

7. Verify that Docker Engine is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

$ sudo docker run hello-world

8. Running sudo everytime is not practical. If you were to run the docker command without the sudo, you will get a permissions error.

Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Get http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.24/containers/json?all=1: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied

To fix this, execture the following commands:

$ sudo groupadd docker
$ sudo usermod -aG docker ${USER}
$ su - ${USER}

9. Verify is working

$ docker run hello-world

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For Laravel

For laravel, you may have to install docker-compose if you get this error;

./vendor/bin/sail: line 40: docker-compose: command not found
./vendor/bin/sail: line 42: docker-compose: command not found
./vendor/bin/sail: line 200: docker-compose: command not found

Command 'docker-compose' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo snap install docker          # version 19.03.11, or
sudo apt  install docker-compose  # version 1.25.0-1

See 'snap info docker' for additional versions.