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What is Docker? An Overview of the Docker Ecosystem

Introduction If you dabble in the world of programming, then you may be familiar with the term ‘containerization’. If not, containerization is a process that helps make applications more manageable. It works by allowing the programmer to distribute applications in organic, portable packages. Each package is lightweight and isolated, complete with its own environment. These individual packages are known as …

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How To Share Data Between a Docker Container and a Host

Introduction Generally, Docker containers only run for a certain period of time – the time it takes to run the command. The data that is available inside the container can only be accessed from within the container during the runtime. Docker volumes can be used for accessing the files easily and storing them for a longer period. For example, if …

Installing and Setting up Docker on CentOS 7

Introduction Docker is a platform that makes running and managing application processes in containers easier. It provides a way to separate your applications from your infrastructure. Containers are very similar to virtual machines, but they are more portable, efficient, and easy to use. There are various ways to install Docker on Linux distributions. The most popular and easy way to …

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Deploying Laravel, Nginx, and MySQL with Docker Compose

Introduction Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) are some of the most trending topics in software development currently. To achieve the CI/CD aspect of software architecture, developers make use of containers. Containers are lightweight, virtualized, portable, software-defined environments. In containers, the software can run in isolation of other software running on the physical host machine. The focus of this …

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Clean Up Docker Resources – Images, Containers, and Volumes

Docker is one of the most popular products in organizations these days. It makes the process of managing applications in containers very easy. Docker provides portability, performance, agility, scalability, and isolation to the applications since it uses containers. Containers are more portable and require fewer resources than virtual machines. As you work with Docker, you tend to accumulate an excessive …

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How to install & operate Docker on Ubuntu in the public cloud

Docker is one of the most popular products in organizations these days. It makes the process of managing applications in containers very easy. Docker provides portability, performance, agility, scalability and isolation to the applications, since it uses containers, which are more portable and require less resources than virtual machines. In this tutorial, you will go through the steps required to …

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Run your own VPN server under Docker with OpenVPN Access Server

In this tutorial, I will be setting up an Open VPN server under Docker with CloudSigma. With CloudSigma’s cloud locations spread all over the globe, you can create a server in any of them and access the content from there. Creating the machine First, I am creating a machine with the following resources: 20 GHz CPU 16 GB RAM 20 …

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How to Run Docker on CloudSigma (with CloudInit) Updated

In the past couple of years, Docker has received a tremendous amount of attention. While the concept of containers is hardly anything new (something we at CloudSigma talked more about in this previous post), Docker appears to have become the go-to container manager. To automatically deploy Docker at CloudSigma, you will need: An SSH key. Basic understanding of Docker. The official …

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Manage Docker resources with Cgroups

Last month I spoke at ApacheCon about Cgroups. It appears as very few Linux users (including yours truly until not too long ago) are familiar with Cgroups and their power. This is a pity, because Cgroups are very powerful, and allows you to allocate resources on your servers in a far more granular fashion than any other tool available in …

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Docker, Cgroups & More from ApacheCon 2015

Earlier this month, I spoke at ApacheCon North America in Austin, Texas. Being an open source software user for many years, I have a lot of respect for the Apache Software Foundation. As such, it was an honor to be invited and to give back to the community. At ApacheCon, the days were filled with presentations on topics ranging from …

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Nginx HTTP Proxying, Load Balancing, Buffering, and Caching: an Overview

Introduction Nginx is a high-performance web server that is also used as a reverse proxy, mail proxy, load balancer, and HTTP cache. Nginx is free and open-source, allowing anyone to download and use it in their server environment. You may have already used Nginx to serve websites. In this tutorial, we will be discussing the other capabilities of Nginx. The …