The Bitpoke Stack is a collection of Kubernetes operators that are used to manage and operate WordPress in a cluster. These operators are cloud agnostic, meaning that Stack can run on any Kubernetes cluster.
All the components of Stack can be viewed in the picture below:
It has a control plane made up of:
- WordPress Operator - manages WordPress related operations. From installation and autoscaling, to cronjobs, backups, and upgrades.
- MySQL Operator - takes care of all the database operations, from scaling and failovers to backups. Depending on your use-case, you can have one cluster per site or one cluster for multiple sites.
- Let’s Encrypt Cert Manager - takes care of automatically generating TLS certifications and accommodate their renewal
- NGINX Operator - manages all the NGINX instances that are user-facing
Going further, the data plane represents the actual pods running and its underlying storage. We recommend starting with bitpoke/stack-wordpress , but we’ll get further into the Runtime a little bit later, since it’s tied with the deployment process.