:: Kubernetes / K3s / Helm / Redis / MariaDB / Ansible / WordPress / Route 53 / Sendinblue
Ported second generation Chicago Gang History website from Pantheon to a multi-node K3s cluster on Digital Ocean, saving Zach over $400 a month in fees after an unexpected price hike from his hosting provider.
I wrote about the migration in Moving from Pantheon.io to Kubernetes so others could follow my footsteps. During the process I updated and open sourced Zach’s child theme code.habd.as/comfusion/valkyrie as well.
- Migration from pantheon.io to Kubernetes
- Migrated from WP Cron to cloud-native CronJob
- Moved to Helm and Ansible for deployments
- Used K8s Init Container for hardened WP builds
- Added Redis Cache to speed up site
- Added transactional email support
- Theme upgrades for Valkyrie child theme
- Launched new site within 30 days of request
- Increased ad earnings 367% after site relaunch