Whoogle Installed on Docker – Your Own Private Google Search

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In our continuing effort to de-Google our lives, we’re going to take a look at hosting our own search engine to replace Google for our home use. We’re going to install Whoogle on Docker.

“Get Google search results, but without any ads, javascript, AMP links, cookies, or IP address tracking. Easily deployable in one click as a Docker app, and customizable with a single config file. Quick and simple to implement as a primary search engine replacement on both desktop and mobile.” Source

We’re actually going to take a look at 2 different ways to install Whoolge on Docker. The first method involves using a Portainer Stack. Since BenBusby doesn’t provide a stack for us to use, I’ve created one that you can use here:


Simply copy that into a Portainer Stack, give the stack a name, and click “Deploy the Container” and you’re ready to go. Whoogle will be available at http://your-server-address:5000.

That’s how simple it is to deploy Whoogle via a Portainer Stack.

The second method we’ll look at involves deploying via a single command line as follows:

docker run --publish 5000:5000 --detach --name whoogle-search benbusby/whoogle-search:latest

All you need to do is connect to your server via SSH and run that command. That’s really all there is to it. Whoogle will be available at http://your-server-address:5000.

There are a lot of great information about Whoogle available at the following links:

  • https://hub.docker.com/r/benbusby/whoogle-search
  • https://benbusby.com/projects/whoogle-search/

Please feel free to check out both of those links if you have any questions.

Whoogle Admin

Once you have your Whoogle container deployed, you can adjust the configuration options via a simple admin panel below the search bar.

Whoogle Configuration

By changing the country and city settings, you should be able to get more location-specific results, so I definitely recommend setting those as close to your location as possible.

There are several other settings that you can turn on and off depending on your needs so definitely check them out and see what works best for you.

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