I'm relatively new to cloud platforms and I'm looking for some guidance on how to automate the deployment of PHP applications using either Terraform or Ansible. I've been doing some research, and I understand that both tools are commonly used for infrastructure automation, but I'm not sure how to specifically apply them to PHP application deployments.
To provide some context, I have a PHP application that I want to deploy on a cloud platform (let's say AWS for now). Currently, my deployment process involves manually setting up the server, configuring the necessary components (PHP, web server, database, etc.), and then transferring the application code over SSH. However, I've heard that using tools like Terraform or Ansible can greatly streamline this process and make it more efficient.
So, my question is: How can I utilize Terraform or Ansible to automate the deployment of my PHP application on a cloud platform? Are there any specific best practices or recommended setups for achieving this?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.