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This is specific to using Docker Compose on a single server deploy. Here's how I arrived at this choice after years of experimenting.
This panned out over the last 11 months of running a podcast where I chatted with folks about tech stacks, lessons learned and best tips.
I received an interesting email where I thought an elaborate phishing attempt was going to take place, but it turns out it was DNS again.
In this video, we'll go over both backing up and restoring a database with a few lines of shell scripting and 2 cron jobs.
In this video, we'll go over how to set up a health check endpoint in Flask and use the free UptimeRobot service to monitor your uptime.
In this video we'll cover how to use the same gunicorn config file in dev and prod but still be able to tweak settings with env variables.
I wanted to launch quickly but also have the site be technically sound from day one. Jekyll and DigitalOcean helped me do that.
The site has both podcast episodes and text interviews where folks talk about how they are running small and large web apps in production.
In this video we'll go over a Flask extension that md5 tags and gzips your static files. We'll cover both the why and the how.
Chances are you'll eventually move a domain name from one registrar to another. Here's two ways to do it with no downtime.
Today I had a 1 hour adventure debugging a very subtle issue with Ansible. Here's what went wrong, how to fix it and how I approached it.
Let me tell you a story on how a subdomain of mine managed to serve 390,000+ PDF books without any of my servers being compromised.
Enabling HTTP/2 is really easy and doing so will give you a number of free wins, such as faster page loads and better SEO rankings.
Domain registrars have their pros and cons just like any service. Here's 5 main reasons why I chose NameSilo over everyone else.
Going Serverless has been taking off recently. There's conferences popping up and it sounds very compelling. Yay or nay?
It's finally time to deploy your app to production. There's a few Docker related tools to choose from, but will Compose work?
Both tools allow you to manage a cluster of servers that run 1 or more services on them. Let's go over both.
Learn how Ansible and nginx helped me move a bunch of content to this domain without breaking anything for the most part.
I'm sure at some point you'll want to install Docker and Docker Compose on your production server, and Ansible makes it easy.
There is some overlap on what each of these tools can do for you, but at the end of the day it makes a lot of sense to use both together.
How DNS may cause temporary errors when trying to register an SSL certificate with Let's Encrypt, or anything really.
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