Want a Platform-as-a-Service setup like Heroku on your own $5/month VPS from DigitalOcean? Look no further than Dokku – a set of scripts built on Docker and Heroku’s own buildpacks. After this setup, you’re just one git push away from deploying your app to your own server. Step 1: Create a new Droplet with Dokku DigitalOcean has a great guide on how to use the DigitalOcean Dokku Application, so there is no sense in repeating the steps here. Follow the steps in that article, and then come back here. There are issues I ran into after the Dokku setup that are important steps not to skip. So be sure to come back here before trying to deploy your PHP application. Step 2: Setup Swap …

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Using Dokku to Deploy PHP Applications with a “git push” on DigitalOcean

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