docker-machine for better Docker on OSX

A while ago I published a blog post about Dockerizing my php development environment, soon after that I learned about the poor i/o performance of docker-containers on MacOSX.  While that is manageable for small projects where there are not much I/O happening between multiple containers, I was stunned by how bad it could get after […]

LaraDock: Dockerizing my PHP Development Environment

As a PHP Developer I’ve always had instances of webserver, php & database server running as first level services on my Development machines. I can claim that configuring LAMP (recently LEMP) stack was always one of the first things I’d do when I get a new machine. I’ve been using Docker for running other services […]

a more Production friendly ELK stack with Docker

recently I spend a big chunk of my time in office doing DevOps related tasks. Elasticsearch is one of the technologies that we use a lot for both production and development. ever since I had to deal with elasticsearch instances in the office I decided to move them to docker containers, that would make my […]

Upgrade to latest nginx on CentOS 7

The nginx version that is shipped with CentOS epel repository is quite old. To upgrade your nginx installation you need to create a repository and add nginx servers to it. to do so create a file called nginx.repo on /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo and place following content in it. then simply stop nginx service and run the yum update command. this will be using […]