Set Up a Deis (Docker-Friendly) Paas on Digital Ocean for $0.18 Per Hour in Six Easy Steps Using ShutIt

Introduction

What’s Deis?

Deis is an open source paas that is Docker-friendly.

What’s Digital Ocean?

A very cheap virtual private server provider like AWS, but simpler. Sign up here

What’s a Paas?

Platform as a service, like Heroku. Get an app deployed on demand.

What’s ShutIt?

A tool for automating complex deployments. More here

The Six Steps

1) Set up a Digital Ocean account

2) Get a personal access token by clicking on “Generate New Token”.

3) Set up a free temporary domain (if you don’t have a spare one)

I use dot.tk for this. I set up shutitdeis.tk there, for example.

Note that this script will wipe any pre-existing settings on Digital Ocean for this domain.If you create one as described above, there’s nothing to worry about.

4) Clone the repo

git clone https://github.com/ianmiell/shutit-coreos-do.git 

5) Copy and edit the Dockerfile subbing in your access token and domain

cd shutit-coreos-do/deis/dockerfile
cp Dockerfile.eg Dockerfile
sed -i 's/YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN/<your access token here>/' Dockerfile
sed -i 's/YOUR_DOMAIN/<your domain here>/' Dockerfile

6) Run the build

docker build --no-cache .

and wait a good while. Well done! You’ve now got your own Deis cluster! Admin user is admin/admin

Use It

Instructions for use are here: http://docs.deis.io/en/v0.15.1/using_deis/

Here are some instructions to get you going. We’re going to deploy the example from here in the deis documentation:

curl -sSL http://deis.io/deis-cli/install.sh | sh
ln -fs $PWD/deis /usr/local/bin/deis  # or elsewhere on your path
deis login # <input admin/admin>
mkdir -p /tmp/example-go && cd /tmp/example-go
deis create 
#Creating application... done, created example-go
deis pull deis/example-go:latest 
#Creating build... done, v5 
curl -s http://example-go.<your domain>
#Powered by Deis

Be sure you switch it off before the hour is up or it will cost you another whole $0.18 per hour!

This method builds on the ShutIt project, and the ShutIt distro.

Any problems, please contact me below/via github issues/other social networks.

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