Just a short intro. So LXD/LXC it creates an isolated container I just discovered the power of Ansible where it deploys and manage a server/container. So I was thinking that just use a linux script to automate all creating a linux container and install a WordPress site.
I created a simple shell script that automates these process:
- Create an isolated linux container using LXD/LXC
- The script deploy all the required apps like using Ansible (playbook).
- Required apps like: php, mysql, nginx and, WordPress other PHP extension for WordPress requirements.
- Add a proxy port 8080 using LXC proxy device so that the linux container is accessible around the globe.
Setting up a WordPress with LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) from scratch will take a lots of linux commands to do that (but you can just using other lamsp to do that for you.).
Linux shell script source
So I created a simple linux script to automate that process using Ansible loading all the apps to an to a linux container (LXC).
git clone https://github.com/jmcausing/lxc-lemp-wp cd lxc-lemp-wp ./lxc-lep.wp.sh
Adding a proxy device
My main host is a Linux Ubuntu 18.04 from Google Cloud Platform (n1-standard-4 -4 vCPUs, 15 GB memory)
And I am using lxc proxy device to proxy my LXC container so that my WordPress site will be available accessing from the Internet and I also created an article for that here.
Example command to add a proxy device for port 8080 tarting the LXC name wordpress with the device name myport8080.
lxc config device add wordpress myport8080 proxy listen=tcp:0.0.0.0:8080 connect=tcp:localhost:80
Destroy and clean up.
You can use this command to clean up the container and files generated by the scrip.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that video! Have fun! 🙂