A quick and dirty post for a quick and dirty deployment!

I have a static photo portfolio website for my side business (studio.anthonythielen.com) that runs on one of my Linode servers. The time investment for a CICD deployment for a static photo portfolio that I change once a quarter far doesn't make a lot of sense to me. So... A simple docker compose file with a restart always configuration will do!

Create a Dockerfile starting with a nginx template (alpine variety for reduce size) and copy over websites root directory:

FROM nginx:alpine
COPY --chown=nginx:nginx ./your-static-website-root /usr/share/nginx/html

Let's build that docker image:

$ docker build -t some-quick-drty-website:1.0.0 .

Now let's create a docker-compose.yml file:

version: '3.5'

    container_name: some-quick-drty-website
    image: some-quick-drty-website:1.0.0
    restart: always
      - 8080:80

Finally bring that container up:

$ docker-compose up -d

Go hit http://localhost:8080.

Now what? Add a Nginx container to the docker-compose.yml for proxying or a volume to easily change website assets and reveal to the world!