DevOps For PHP Developers
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DevOps For PHP Developers

From Server Setup to Deployment.

About the Book

DevOps has for a while been a very repetitive task that is undertaken in order to keep the servers running and also in the development pipeline, whereby you are required to update the systems that have been built. The book focuses on the use of automation tools that reduce the number of manual steps that are taken. The resources referenced in this book are available for free and only require you to install Ansible locally and sign up on GitLab.

Though the book focuses on PHP, the described techniques can be adapted to any language or process including JavaScript, C#, Python and even the publishing of docker images upon the successful commit into the repository. The Envoy script that is provided can be modified as per your needs but it provides zero downtime deployment by versioning the server directories.

Testimonials:

It's very informative and the provided scripts are ready to deploy!

I've enjoyed reading the book and adapting it to NodeJs. With a little tweaking of the ansible scripts, I've managed to spin up and maintain 7 servers!

Cuts down the cost of third-party services that offer the same at around $15 per month

All future updates will be free including the next update that will incorporate the use of GitHub and Bitbucket.

About the Author

David Mjomba
David Mjomba

I'm a speaker, author, consultant, trainer and a full-stack developer using PHP and VueJs/React. Designer of small to large software solutions, fully robust and scalable.

Table of Contents

  • Manual Server Setup
    • Finding the Right Server
    • Initial Server Setup
      • Server Updates
      • Unattended Upgrades
    • Setting Up MySQL Server
    • Setting Up PHP 7.3
    • Setting Up Redis Server
    • Setting Up Nginx
  • Automated Server Setup using Ansible
    • What is Ansible?
    • Setting up Ansible
    • Ansible Inventory
    • YAML Basics
    • Ansible Playbooks
    • Role Structure
    • The Common Role
      • Pre-Setup Subtask
      • Unattended Upgrades
      • Optimisations Subtask
      • Users Subtask
      • Security Subtask
    • The MySQL Role
      • Percona Subtask
      • Configure Subtask
    • The PHP Role
      • Installs Subtask
      • Configure Subtask
    • The Nginx Role
      • Installs Subtask
      • Configure Subtask
    • The ACL Role
  • Test Cases
  • Testing Laravel
    • Local Testing
  • Automated Testing with GitLab CI/CD
    • Building & Publishing the Docker Image
    • Generating the .gitlab-ci.yml
  • Automated Deployment with GitLab CI/CD
    • SSH Configuration
    • Directory Structure
    • Laravel Envoy
    • Deployment
    • And There’s More!

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