Previously, you need to have Docker installed on your server depending on the operating system, the processes change, you can find all the official information about docker at this link.

Depending on the provider you have chosen, you will need a specific Docker implementation, but don't worry, as it comes automatically implemented in a file called Dockerfile, you can also view the other Dockerfiles in the templates section.


FROM node:21-alpine3.18 as builder

# Enable Corepack and prepare for PNPM installation to increase performance
RUN corepack enable && corepack prepare pnpm@latest --activate
ENV PNPM_HOME=/usr/local/bin

# Set the working directory

# Copy package.json and pnpm-lock.yaml files to the working directory
COPY package*.json pnpm-lock.yaml ./

# Install dependencies using PNPM
COPY . .
RUN pnpm i

# Create a new stage for deployment
FROM builder as deploy

# Copy only necessary files and directories for deployment
COPY --from=builder /app/src ./src
COPY --from=builder /app/package.json /app/pnpm-lock.yaml ./

RUN pnpm install
CMD ["pnpm", "start"]

Build Image

In this step, we are going to build the Docker image with all the settings of your project, remember that depending on the libraries you are using, you may need to modify the Dockerfile for it to function correctly.

Build Image

docker build . -t builderbot:latest

You can see in your console that the image starts to build and the process logs are coming out, you must ensure that it ends with naming to

 => [internal] load build definition from Dockerfile                                             0.4s
 => [internal] load metadata for                            3.6s
 => ....................
 => => naming to

Run Container

To run your containerized image by passing different environment variables depending on the configuration needed, you can do it in the following way.

docker rm -f bot 2>/dev/null
docker run \
  --name "bot" \
  --env OPENAI_API_KEY="your_api_key_value" \
  --env PORT=3008 \
  -p 3008:3008/tcp \
  -v "$(pwd)/bot_sessions:/app/bot_sessions:rw" \
  --cap-add SYS_ADMIN \
  --restart always \
docker rm -f bot 2>/dev/nullDeletes any running container named "bot", if it exists. The 2>/dev/null redirects any error message to nothing, meaning if the container doesn't exist, no error message will be displayed.
docker run -dStarts a new Docker container in detached mode (in the background).
--name "bot"Assigns the name "amazing-bot" to the container.
--env OPENAI_API_KEY="API"Sets the environment variable OPENAI_API_KEY inside the container to the provided value, which should be a valid API key to access OpenAI.
--user $(id -u):$(id -g)Specifies the user and group under which the process will run inside the container. $(id -u) gets the current user ID of the system and $(id -g) gets the current group ID.
-p 3008:3008/tcpPublishes port 3008 of the container to port 3008 of the host, allowing traffic to be directed to the container's port.
-v $(pwd)/bot_sessions:/app/bot_sessions:rwMounts the host directory /root/sessions/bot_sessions to the container directory /app/bot_sessions with read-write permissions (rw).
--cap-add SYS_ADMINGrants the container the SYS_ADMIN capability, providing a broad set of system administration capabilities.
--restart alwaysConfigures the container to restart automatically if it stops or encounters an error.
builderbot:latestSpecifies the Docker image to be used for creating and running the container. In this case, builderbot:latest is the image tag.


If you are already familiar with docker and want to manage different bots mounted in containers a good OpenSource option is portainer.

Portainer Community Edition is a user-friendly platform tailored for managing containerized applications across various environments like Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, and ACI. With its straightforward deployment and intuitive interface, it simplifies the management of container resources such as images, volumes, and networks through a graphical interface or an API. Portainer operates within a single container, adaptable to both Linux and Windows environments.

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