WordPress Hosting for Developers & Agencies Looking to Deliver Performance

Introduction Wordpress development agencies often excel at crafting beautiful, functional websites but may lack the infrastructure skills to offer robust hosting solutions to their clients. Some agencies even have the in-house skill to run and operate infrastructure, but they streer their strategy towards VPS-based/reseller solutions, eating up a big chunk of their profits. I recently started pondering with how this could be fixed by having something central (so that we didn’t have to deal with a bunch of different resources, for efficiency reasons) and still maintain a good service level. [Read More]

How to become a Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Feeling uncertain about things? Go through my How to become a CKAD guide as it will provide you with all the little details necessary for managing Pods, Deployments, etc. Also, if you are in need of a PSI bridge (the browser you will use during the CKA exam) simulator, feel free to use this one: https://github.com/42eleven/cncf-psi-k8s-linux-simulator. Grow an understanding of how to roll out a cluster And by rolling out I mean from scratch with kubeadm. [Read More]

Don't (always) use Kubernetes!

One more controversial topic! Is Kubernetes always right? Or always wrong? Well…always is a pretty strong word so I’ll refrain from using that. But I don’t think anyone believes a blog should be hosted on Kubernetes…what if it’s Techcrunch size though or has complex business and/or data logic under the hood? Founder jargon demystified: "Our advanced AI powers the heart of our product" = We have a bunch of if-statements and a human responding manually to everything else [Read More]

How to become a Certified Kubernetes Applicaton Developer

This guide is pretty much a summary of my study tips for passing the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam by Linux Foundation. However I’m not the typical student material as I followed some universally considered unorthodox methods, therefore I’ll give you my study tips as well as tips for making your daily work with Kubernetes a bit more pleasant. The exam The CKAD exam focuses on the following areas: [Read More]

Troubleshooting Terraform EKS module provider dependencies

Intro Consider this article a memouir of my endeavours with provisioning an EKS cluster with Terraform instead of kubectl. Most of the articles and tutorials I could find online focus on simple use-cases and everything looks bright. Also, I noticed that a specific Terraform module is widely used by the community for spinning up a new EKS cluster. This article focuses on what can go wrong and takes an angle on how that can be solved. [Read More]

Deploy apps on Kubernetes with GitHub Actions - from start to finish

After many years of using DroneCI, Gitlab or Travis for most of my projects, I thought to give Github Actions (GA) a try. My scope was to deploy a side-project I have on AWS EKS, but make it as automated as possible in every aspect. Then I quickly realized that no good complete tutorials, or at least people talking about their experience on this exact matter existed, and decided to write up my own. [Read More]