Hi, I am relatively new to docker, but already found it very useful.
Now I am hesitating between different possible ways of setting up my infrastructure.
My infrastructure :
3 or more web applications written in PHP/Ruby/NodeJS. Just for this example consider that they are all written in PHP.
So I have 3 web applications, all of them are running on the same stack - LAMP .
I used to build decoupled and modular application, so in this case I also try to somehow decouple apps.
Possible ways :
Install everything on one server without using Docker at all.
Create a single custom container for each applications, keeping all required software in it. For example a single container will have a whole LAMP stack installed without using separate containers for L, A, M and P. I know this violates some concepts of Docker.
Construct a web app from multiple containers, separating Mysql and Apache,
Personally I prefer the second option, but I know that it violates some rules and best practices.
The problem with the third option that I don’t want to see something like the from the docker ps output.
apache_for_1st_app apache_for_2nd_app mysql_for_1st_app mysql_fro_2nd_app .....
I want to have as many containers as many containers as the number of webapps.
So I hope you get my question.
I would be grateful for any advice.