tinyhome VS docker-gen

Compare tinyhome vs docker-gen and see what are their differences.


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tinyhome docker-gen
1 7
0 4,225
- 0.3%
10.0 0.0
almost 2 years ago 5 days ago
Shell Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of tinyhome. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of docker-gen. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-25.
  • Going to reinstall.. need ideas.
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 25 Feb 2023
    I've not got around to it, but I've always fancied creating a nice landing page that automatically updates as services come up/down, using the system jwilder created to make nginx-proxy, docker-gen. Could be a fun little project, anyway!
  • Tools for automation and daily tasks
    12 projects | /r/automation | 31 Oct 2022
    https://github.com/nginx-proxy/acme-companion https://github.com/nginx-proxy/docker-gen https://github.com/projectdiscovery/dnsx https://github.com/projectdiscovery/httpx https://github.com/projectdiscovery/mapcidr https://github.com/debauchee/barrier https://github.com/stedolan/jq https://github.com/ddosify/ddosify https://github.com/kubernetes-sigs/kind https://github.com/mailcow/mailcow-dockerized https://github.com/motiv-labs/janus
  • Easiest solution for local deployment?
    5 projects | /r/docker | 18 Sep 2022
    Then to make deployment super easy we're using nginx-proxy which uses docker-gen (and the acme-companion for automatic SSL cert generation) to automatically re-configure an nginx reverse proxy to point to your containers.
  • Need help with a flexible configuration for Node and Nginx
    3 projects | /r/node | 14 Sep 2022
    I've now got a setup using docker where the reverse proxy configuration is within the container's configuration (using nginx-proxy, which uses docker-gen). That way I just set the host, path, etc. in my container config, deploy, and the nginx servers are re-configured accordingly. No need to worry about ports and IPs then either.
  • How do you manage and maintain the order of your container ports? It's a bit of a mess on my personal server
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 10 Sep 2022
    I use an automated nginx reverse proxy. What this does is setup an nginx reverse proxy which uses docker-gen (follow the advice of setting it up separately). docker-gen listens for docker events such as a container being run, inspects that container for the details it needs (port, host, etc.) then configures the nginx accordingly.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tinyhome and docker-gen you can also consider the following projects:

Moby - Moby Project - a collaborative project for the container ecosystem to assemble container-based systems

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

nginx-proxy - Automated nginx proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen

Lean and Mean Docker containers - Slim(toolkit): Don't change anything in your container image and minify it by up to 30x (and for compiled languages even more) making it secure too! (free and open source)

acme-companion - Automated ACME SSL certificate generation for nginx-proxy

janus - An API Gateway written in Go