Simple steps to self-host your own instance of simple-blog
To make it usable for other, non-tech people, I have to update many things in the admin page (to make the UX friendlier), as well as update the deployment process.
As stated in the introduction post, simple-blog uses Docker for deployment.
Now, to further simplify the whole process, I created a simple script to automatically build and publish the image to docker hub every time a new tag is out.
The docker hub repository can be found here: https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/nkhdo/simple-blog
So, the docker image is published, how to host simple-blog now?
There are 4 simple steps:
version: "3.3" services: blog: image: nkhdo/simple-blog:latest ports: - "3333:3333" volumes: - ./.env:/simple-blog/.env - ./tmp/:/simple-blog/tmp/
.envfile with this content:
PORT=3333 HOST=0.0.0.0 NODE_ENV=production SESSION_DRIVER=cookie APP_KEY=your-secure-key APP_URL=your-website-root
Remember to change
APP_KEY can be generated at https://passwordsgenerator.net/
- Start the blog by running:
docker-compose up -d
It’s still not easy enough, and requires some technical knowledge. I will try to make it simpler in the future (create a generator, maybe).