Build Your Own PaaS with Docker

Build Your Own PaaS with Docker

Oskar Hane

Language: English

Pages: 138

ISBN: 1784393940

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Create, modify, and run your own PaaS with modularized containers using Docker

About This Book

Build your own PaaS using the much-appreciated software Docker.
Isolate services in containers to have a fully modularized and portable system.
Step-by-step tutorials that take you through the process of creating your own PaaS.

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for those who want to take full advantage of separating services into module containers and connect them to form a complete platform. It will give you all the insights and knowledge needed to run your own PaaS.

In Detail

Docker is a great tool in many ways for developers and people in DevOps.

We begin by learning how easy it is to create and publish your own customized Docker images and making them available to everyone. We also see how practical it is to separate every service to its own container. When you have published separated service containers, the process of running all kinds of platforms in the same server is a walk in the park.

This book walks you through a use case project that will teach you how to customize and create your own Docker image, allowing you to run any platform you want. The project evolves throughout the book and emerges as a complete three containers WordPress/MySQL platform when finished.

By the end of the book, you will know how to create such a container on a WordPress/MySQL platform, among others.

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PaaS containers. Chapter 5, Connecting Containers, shows you how to manually connect containers in order to form a complete platform, and introduces two tools that give you more control over multicontainer platforms. Chapter 6, Reverse Proxy Requests, explains the problem and provides a solution to having multiple containers on the same host, where more than one host should be reachable on the same port. Chapter 7, Deployment on Our PaaS, takes you through the process of deploying code to your

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