Category Archives: Docker

Finished The Linux Foundation’s Kubernetes Training Program

The Linux Foundation - Kubernetes Training

After several months of training from The Linux Foundation, I finished their program 🙂 This training program has helped me learn more about Kubernetes and its components. I have several pods running in our production environment and by going through this program, it has given me more tools to help support my company that uses […]

Local WordPress Development

Docker Containers

About The purpose of this guide is to help you create a local WordPress development server on your laptop using Docker. Requirements You have Docker installed. You already know how to use Docker. Create a project folder that will contain all these files. This can be anywhere on your computer. Example: ~/Code/WordPress-Test Create MySQL Docker […]

Immutable WordPress Example

WordPress Banner

One of my goals to improve security and availability is to containerize my applications and use a Microservices architecture.  I’ve separated MySQL and WordPress and placed them in their own containers. By creating immutable instances of an application that is highly mutable, I’m able to destroy/recreate on the fly should something happen to my WordPress […]

Installing and Configuring Kubernetes with Docker on MacOS

Docker Containers

Install Kubernetes for MacOS Installing Kubernetes (K8S) with Docker installed on my machine caused an error: The connection to the server was refused – did you specify the right host or port? I tried the following: Installed manually via: curl -LO$(curl -s  Installed via Homebrew: brew install kubernetes-cli I found that installation of K8S can […]

Link to Existing MySQL container from Docker Compose

Docker Containers

About I’ve been creating multiple docker-compose.yml file.  I’m starting to have a long list of containers for each WordPress project that I create.  Each time I create a new docker-compose.yml for each WordPress project, 2 containers are created (WordPress and a MySQL container). What I want to achieve is this: A separate container for each […]