Backdrop content management framework Docker image deployment and usage


The trusted docker image of Backdrop content management framework “linuxconfig/backdrop” can be used to instantly deploy Backdrop on your docker hosts.


The backdrop application runs on Debian GNU/Linux system featuring Apache web server, MariaDB ( MySQL ), database and PHP5. A new docker container based on “linuxconfig/backdrop” will expose port 80 which can be linked to the docker host port for an immediate backdrop blog access.

Configured MySQL users:passwords:

  • root:”empty password”
  • admin:”pass”

Configured MySQL databases:

  • backdrop

Exposed ports:

  • 80


The below command will download and create a new docker container called backdrop and link local host system port 80 with container’s exposed port 80.

# docker run -d --name=backdrop -p 80:80 linuxconfig/backdrop


Once you deploy the linuxconfig/backdrop docker container you can immediately access it by using your browser and navigating to http://localhost and start Backdrop installation by using the information provided above.

Additional information

Use the following linux command to update or reset MariaDB user password. The below command will set a new admin user password:

# docker exec -it backdrop mysqladmin -uadmin -ppass password abc123

To create a new database eg. backdrop2 enter:

# docker exec -it backdrop mysqladmin -uadmin -ppass create backdrop2

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