:: 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 codeberg.org/vhs/valkyrie as well.
- Migration from pantheon.io to Kubernetes
- Migrated from WP Cron to kube-native CronJob
- Moved to Helm and Ansible for deployments
- Used K8s Init Container for hardened WP builds
- Integrated Redis Object Cache with WordPress
- Added transactional email support with SMTP
- Added contact form and restored Newsletter
- Created “Gangs Nearby” related page feature
- Relaunched site within 30 days of client request
- Scaled visitors back up to 9000+ visits per month
- Increased 2nd month ad rev 57% vs same last year