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Deploy your own PHP application on OCI and MDS

Recently, I wrote several articles about how to deploy popular Open Source applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and MySQL Database Service.

Today we will see how you can deploy your own LAMP stack application using the same technique where L will stand for a compute instance (and why not the Ampere always free trier?), A stays Apache and will run in that compute instance. M stands for MySQL Database Service and P for PHP.

As usual we start by deploying a Stack by just clicking on the deploy button from GitHub:

The we are directly redirected to OCI’s dashboard and we need to accept the Terms of Use:

As soon …

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Use Matomo Website Analytics on OCI with MDS

Matomo is a Google Analytics alternative for your websites. If you follow my blog, you know how easy it’s to deploy popular Open Source web solutions like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Moodle, Magento on OCI. If this is not yet your case, please check this page: deploy on OCI.

All these solutions are using MySQL Database Service to store their data.

I’ve recently added a new stack to also deploy Matomo. Of course this can be a standalone installation to collect all your analytics from self-hosted websites, but today I will describe you how to use it with an existing stack we already deployed on OCI.

For this example, I deployed WordPress using the following stack: …

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Deploy on OCI using Ampere Compute Instances !

Yesterday, Oracle announced a new range of Arm compute instances based on Ampere’s ARM processors

This is a very nice announcement ![1], [2] and something also very cool is that you are eligible for an Always Free instance up to 4 OCPUs, 24GB of RAM and 4Gbps network bandwidth !!

This is the max you can have and you define it during the shape selection:

I have already updated all the Stacks I propose to …

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Deploy Moodle on OCI with MDS

Moodle is the world’s most popular learning management system. Moodle is Open Source and of course it’s compatible with the most popular Open Source Database : MySQL !

I’ve already posted an article on how to install Moodle on OCI before we released MySQL Database Service. In this article we will see how to deploy Moodle very easily in OCI and using MDS.

Once again we will use the easiest way to deploy an complete architecture on OCI: Resource Manager.

We will then use a stack I’ve created that is available on GitHub This stack includes Terraform code allowing to deploy different architectures that we can use for Moodle. I’ve tried to cover the main possible architecture directly in the stack. …

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Deploy Magento on MDS & HeatWave

Magento is an Open-Source e-commerce platform written in PHP using multiple other PHP frameworks such as Laminas and Symphony. Magento source code is distributed under Open Software License v3.0.

Deploying Magento is not always easy as it often requires registration. However the source code is also availble on GitHub.

Magento supports MySQL 8.0 since version 2.4.0 (July 28th 2020).

In Magento’s documentation, there is a warning about GTID support:

This is not anymore a …

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Deploying Joomla! on OCI and MDS

The easiest way to deploy Joomla! on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and MySQL Database Service, is to use OCI Resource Manager’s stack.

Let’s see how easy it’s to deploy such solution.

If you don’t have already an OCI account, you can get Free Tier at https://oracle.com/mysql

The easiest way to deploy all the required resources (vcn, subnets, gateways, compute and MySQL instances, security lists, …) is to use a stack for Resource Manager. It consists in Terraform modules and information to easily deploy the architecture on OCI.

To deploy Joomla! and a MDS instance, we go then on this GitHub repo and click on button to deploy on OCI:

The Oracle Cloud Dashboard will be open and the stack creation form will be loaded like …

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HeatWave – A MySQL cloud feature to speed up your queries

If you have (too) long running select queries it is probably because of lack of relevant indexes, problematic schema that lead to poor queries or inadequate hardware.

That said, sometime even if you doing it right, the query execution time could be too long regarding of what the application or your users expect. It is often true for reporting, real time analytics or BI queries.

At Oracle we have developed Heatwave, that allow you to easily run high performance analytics against your MySQL database.

To be more precise, Heatwave is a massively-scalable integrated analytics engine for MySQL Database Service (MDS), the MySQL DBaaS in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Some key points of Heatwave:

- Single MySQL database for OLTP & analytics applications
- All existing applications work without any changes
- Extreme performance:
+ 400x faster than MySQL, scales to thousands of cores …

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How to copy a MySQL user to OCI MDS ?

When you migrate to MySQL Database Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MDS on OCI), the easiest, fastest and recommended way it to use MySQL Dump & Load Utility.

For more information check these different links:

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Using OpenVPN with MySQL Database Service

I’ve already provided some solutions to connect to your MDS instance, using MySQL Router, SSH tunnel, … but one of the best way if you have multiple instance to manage, is to use a VPN.

This post summarize the steps on how to deploy Open VPN and configure your VCN to use it.

So, in OCI, we have already some MDS & Compute instances deployed, this is how the dashboard looks like:

OpenVPN Deployment

We can start by deploying our OpenVPN instance using OCI’s Marketplace:

And you follow the wizard by adding your administrator username and password:

An important step is to use the existing VCN and place the OpenVPN in the public subnet:

And you create the instance:

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Deploy WordPress on OCI using MDS – updated version

This blog post was first published on FoggyKitchen.com.

Hello fine gourmets, for my first dish in the FoggyKitchen.com, I decide to present you how to deploy WordPress on OCI using MySQL Database Service aka MDS.

I wrote some Terraform recipes that you can find on my GitHub repository: oci-wordpress-mds.

In this first post, I will show how easy it’s to deploy directly from OCI’s dashboard using Resource Manager’s stack. I will also share the recent additions.

The first think to do is to download the stack in releases from GitHub:

When the zip file is downloaded locally, you can login in …

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