Here at Bobcares, we help Website owners, SaaS providers and Hosting companies run highly reliable web services.
One way we achieve that is by having server experts monitor production servers 24/7 and quickly resolving any issue that can affect uptime.
Recently, engineers at our 24×7 monitoring service noticed that a site hosted by our customer in a Docker server was offline. (more…)
You can spin up a Docker container in a few seconds. A quick “docker run” command, and voila, your shiny new app is online. But this simplicity often leads to a performance bottleneck – High Disk Space usage.
Docker focuses on fast container deployment, and doesn’t focus much on disk space management. That’s why manual intervention is required to manage disk space in Docker machines. (more…)
Being the most popular CMS for websites, WordPress development and management has an important role in online businesses. WordPress project management is a common task we perform as a part of our custom software development services.
Many often, development companies have multiple WordPress projects, which creates so much overhead and can incur software conflicts. From software development to DevOps, we cover all the stages involved in the project management for WordPress, for our customers. (more…)
WordPress customization and plugin development is a common task we perform in our custom software development services. A typical WordPress development workflow starts with setting up development environment to uploading the bug-free code to the live website.
The WordPress environment that we setup, can vary with each project requirement. The version, features, plugins, web applications, content, etc. would change depending on the business. (more…)
Docker enables easy deployment of applications inside containers and this makes it popular in hosting and development businesses. But proper management of the Docker system is essential to reap the benefits of this infrastructure setup.
A Docker container that always crashes, a host machine that doesn’t have enough space, an application that throws up errors – all these issues can cripple the effectiveness of using a Docker system for your business.
In a Docker infrastructure, the Docker containers are created using images. Containers are instances that are created when the image files are executed. These images can be of web servers, mail servers, applications, and so on.
Docker images are stored in locations knows as repository or registry. There are two types of repository – public registry (Docker hub maintained by Docker) and private repository (maintained by Docker users). (more…)
Docker containers are aimed at creating and managing application environments that can be deployed in the matter of a few seconds. Containers are usually created for temporary purposes, depending on its business application.
When a container’s application purpose is served, it can be deleted and the resources allotted to it can be reused for creating new containers for other purposes, especially when used in development and testing services.
In a Docker system, the containers are created based on images which are like templates. An image can be of an OS, webserver, mail server or any application that you require to create a container instance for.
Docker itself provides a set of container images for use by the public. These images are stored in a public repository known as the Docker hub. Users can download and upload their images from this docker registry.
Virtualization using Docker containers has gained popularity in application hosting, owing to its light-weight design and fast-deployment features.
Docker architecture is in such a way that the containers can connect to the outside world by default. But you cannot access the container directly from outside.
While disabling external access is a good security measure, there maybe many instances where you need to access the container data from outside, such as application testing, website hosting and so on. (more…)
Docker containers gained popularity as they enabled fast application deployment. This made them ideal solution for hosting applications and services. But to access these applications or services externally, we need to expose the docker ports.
While port forwarding is useful for end-users to access the container applications, developers and system administrators who manage the Docker infrastructure should have ways to connect to Docker containers from the backend.