Docker Compose is a powerful toolkit to manage multi-container projects provided by the Docker official team. Many popular Docker projects require Docker Compose to run, such as Bitwarden. By default, Docker Compose is not installed alongside Docker when using the Ubuntu apt package manager. This guide explains how to install Docker Compose on a Vultr Ubuntu 20.04 cloud server instance.
Docker Compose requires Python and the pip package manager.
$ sudo apt install -y python3 python3-pip
Install Docker Compose with pip.
$ sudo pip3 install docker-compose
Verify the Docker Compose installation.
$ docker-compose -v docker-compose version 1.27.4, build unknown