Sample application source bundle?

The problem with the internet, it is progressing much too fast. I was used to old fashioned web servers that were based on Windows or Unix/Linux delivering HTTP. Now I have just finished wrestling with HTTP/2, SSL and NGINX.

Lo and behold, we are now faced with server-less cloud solutions that require containers, images, machines and the like.

Is it time to quit? Probably not but it is getting harder.

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I am here to learn, from you.

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Wappler makes sense. What does not make sense, is what come next.

If I were in your shoes, I would follow someone else’s example and learn from that. That is why this series from Brian would help you a lot.


Node.js installed > now what

Node.js is not functioning in the same way a normal software would function ? so how does it work

(This is the confusing part for everyone)

Imagine like this

Parts to a $B web app

Part 1: Wappler
Part 2: ?
Part 3: ?


You say

Part 2: Node Js. But Node JS is confusing & I don’t understand what it

Have a look here for nodejs

In short, nodejs is a serverside language like PHP etc. It allows JavaScript to be used on the server.

When using Wappler, there is no need to fully understand nodejs because Wappler does all of the hard work.

As far as the workflow is concerned:

  1. Setup a local Docker development environment
  2. Develop the site locally
  3. Deploy the Docker Machine to a Cloud host
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Hi Sam,

You can check this article deploy to the cloud and get your site up and running in seconds:

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Thanks @ben & @George I’ll check it out now

@ben & @George

Hi Ben and George, would it be correct for me to say that Digital Ocean is going to do the same thing as Amazon Beanstalk?

Ok so,

If i can get my head around what Docker is and why I need Docker

If I follow this workflow

I should be able to get the content I create in Wappler to display to the world through Docker?

Is that right?

Up until now, I have produced my websites using Apache and lately Nginx/Apache as the web servers, PHP as the serverside language and MySQL as the database. Locally I have Apache installed as has my remote server.

Come the likes of Beanstalk, Digital Ocean, Azure and other cloud hosting services. These do not have the Apache or any other server installed. This asks for the application to have the necessary servers installed within a so-called container. This is where Docker comes into effect. When developing your website, the container within the Docker engine has all of the necessities to be able to serve your website.

For more information Google the subject or have a look at

Ok so…

Apache = produce websites
Nginx/Apache = web servers
PHP = serverside language
MYSQL = database
Apache = remote erver

Beanstalk / Digital Ocean / Azure = Cloud hosting services (which then = no servers)

Docker = servers (I’m assuming websites and web applications can both be served yes?)

Also @ben

Does that mean

That if Apache and Docker are both “Servers” that I only need to use 1 of them? or both of them?

I prefer to learn from real devs like yourself @ben

Docker is not a server, its a technology used to move your local code to a web server, basically a next gen alternative to FTP for your pages but also manages your database as well.

The statement that Docker is just an alternative to FTP is not really right.

Docker containers include everything you need to run your web apps:

  • A web server (for example Apache, Nginx or IIS):

  • A database (for example MySql, Maria, Postgres etc.):

So whatever you configure locally - like PHP version, MySql version, PHP extensions installed etc. will be identical everywhere you deploy your app.

There are lots and lots of articles out there explaining the basics for absolute beginners. Example:

Just check the part starting with: “What the heck is Docker?” to get the basics of what Docker is, and why is it used.

Yes, of course Teodor, was just framing my reply in a manner tailored to his question and perhaps over simplified my answer.

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