Creating a Custom Helm Chart Using a Bitnami Template

Helm is an essential tool for Kubernetes application deployment, enabling developers to streamline the process of managing, upgrading, and rolling back Kubernetes applications. This article will provide an in-depth overview of creating a custom helm chart using the widely popular Bitnami template. By the end of the article, you will have a comprehensive understanding of … Read more

Deploying a Sample PostgreSQL Database

Now that I’m beginning to use Github to manage my Kubernetes cluster as shown in my previous article Making The Leap Into Devops, it’s time to start bringing over some of my sample systems for testing. This article shows how to make use of Bitnami’s PostgreSQL helm chart to deploy a sample PostgreSQL database in … Read more

Building a Static WordPress

Now that I have Nginx in Front of WordPress, I thought the next logic step was to try and hide my WordPress even more. What exactly would this mean? In my mind, I figured that I would restrict access to all of the backend functions of my WordPress site to just my IP Addresses. From … Read more

Kubernetes Upgrades Break My DigitalOcean LoadBalancer

I’ve talked about it in previous posts about my thus far overall enjoyment running in DigitalOcean. While I had tinkered with a number of other cloud providers, I settled with them for many things. I do still run in some other providers like OVHCloud (maybe more on my project there for another day). Despite my … Read more

Adding Nginx in Front of WordPress

The future is here! In my previous article, Testing Out the Digital Ocean Container Registry, I talked about using the Digital Ocean Container Registry to build a custom nginx. In that article, I talked about the future, aka a future, aka this post. When I moved to WordPress, I did so using Digital Ocean’s 1-Click … Read more

Posting a Custom Image to Docker Hub

Welcome to 2020! I hope the new year finds everyone in good spirits and ready to continue listening to me babble about my struggles with technology. So far, the focus has been on using default Docker images for our builds. This is great if you plan to deploy stock instances and only need to serve … Read more