Docker images are the blueprint of a Docker container. A Docker image is a read-only template that contains a set of instructions for creating a container that can run on the Docker platform. It provides a convenient way to package up applications and preconfigured server environments, which you can use for your own private use or share publicly with other Docker users.

Docker containers are the runtime instances of Docker images. A container is a stripped-to-basics version of a Linux operating system. A container holds everything that is needed for an application to run.

For example, if you have an application that requires an Apache web server and a MySQL database, you could create a Docker image with the required components and configuration already set up. When you run the image, it will create a Docker container with Apache and MySQL already installed and configured. You can then deploy your application into the container and it will be ready to use.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *