WordPress on IBM Containers Update

Update – March 31, 2016: Thanks to a commenter, we noticed that we were mounting the volume below at the wrong path (/wp-content rather than /var/www/html). This means that WordPress updates, installations, and user uploads would be lost in the event of a container shutdown. Unfortunately, after mapping the volume to the proper path, we found that the WordPress entrypoint […]

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Drupal Installation Profile and Pre-configuration

This blog article describes an installation profile and pre-configuration dialog screens that were created in order to accomplish easy integration between the Bluemix database and the Drupal image that’s modified for Bluemix. The changes to the installation profile and pre-configuration screens allow database credentials passed from VCAP_SERVICES environment variable to be automatically incorporated into the Drupal setup process. Note:  If you just […]

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Drupal Container on IBM Bluemix

Preface IBM Containers allows for Docker images to run on Bluemix, our cloud platform.  I’d like to share how I was able to run an official Drupal image from DockerHub, run it on the IBM Containers platform within Bluemix, and then connect that Drupal instance to a database service running on Bluemix. Drupal is a free and open-source content management […]

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IBM Containers on Bluemix using the command line and existing Docker images

In a previous post, I wrote about the top five game-changing capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix, and how you can get started using the UI. But if you’re a developer, you may want to perform the same tasks using the command line. Let’s take a look at how you can leverage the command line for IBM Containers, as well […]

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Getting started with IBM Containers on Bluemix using the UI

Now that you’ve learned about the top five game-changing capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix, it is important to leverage the free trial and get started today. 1. Log into the Bluemix, navigate to the “Dashboard”, and select “IBM Containers”. 2. You can either view documentation or sample labs or select “Create a Container”. 3. The deployment panel offers a […]

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Five game-changing capabilities with IBM Containers on Bluemix

Hopefully you are already familiar with container technology, specifically Docker, and the advantages this technology can provide. However, if this is a new concept, fear not—here are several good sources of information to get you up to speed: Docker moves toward open cloud technology How Docker technology adds value to the cloud paradigm Envisioning the Docker technology Docker: Managing the […]

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IBM Containers Extension (ice) CLI Tutorial

Bluemix has recently expanded to support Docker Containers. As a apart of this new addition, IBM also created the IBM Containers Extension (ice) command line to give developers full control over the deployment and management of their containers. To facilitate the ice cli learning process the jStart team has forked the docker cli tutorial and re-worked it to teaching ice commands. The tutorial […]

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WordPress on Bluemix Containers

An update to this blog was posted on January 26, 2016. A guide to Using app binding to connect a WordPress instance to a database. Why? Docker Containers are ideal for hosting WordPress sites for three reasons: official images, Volumes, and scalability. The Official WordPress Image: WordPress maintains the WordPress docker image on docker hub. This is an official image so you […]

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Accessing Bluemix Services In Containers

Bluemix has recently added support for docker containers. The new container service allows us to create containers from the huge library of preconfigured Docker images, known as Docker Hub. These containers are lightweight fast, and highly versatile. One of the first questions developers ask when they start working with containers, is how can I bind services from the bluemix catalog […]

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