Just Moved! Playing with Docker on DigitalOcean

In order to learn something new, I find it easier to pick a simple hands on task and force myself through it. No amount of online education will ever get me far if I am not actually trying to accomplish something. For this reason, I find lab based training absolutely necessary. So, we did it. A simple task that:

  • Waved goodbye to Rackspace hosting in the USA
  • Said hello to the new Canadian region in Digital Ocean
  • Deployed a new environment using coreOS
  • Migrated existing content to a newly deployed website with WordPress and MySQL docker images
  • Set out to reduce hosting costs by 50%

It wasn't a large task, and turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. I will be learning much more in the coming weeks as I expand and play with the environment, but for now, I thought I'd share some of the resources that helped me get started.


  • http://www.sitepoint.com/how-to-use-the-official-docker-wordpress-image/
  • https://coreos.com/os/docs/latest/getting-started-with-docker.html
  • http://www.slideshare.net/lorispack/docker-networking-101
  • http://www.slideshare.net/docker
  • https://docs.docker.com/engine/introduction/understanding-docker/
  • https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_series/getting-started-with-coreos-2
  • https://hub.docker.com/_/mysql/
  • https://hub.docker.com/_/wordpress/