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  • Microserver Stack Diagram

    Microserver Configured

    I recently hauled a brand-spanking-new HP Microserver Gen8 back from the UK, and I’ve been configuring it to render my Drobo FS NAS and Pi Webserver obsolete. The server runs FreeNAS 9.10 to provide network-attached storage to my home network. FreeNAS also allows users to run virtual machines via the VirtualBox hypervisor. This enabled me to replace my Pi webserver with a Centos 7 virtual machine running a LAMP stack for hosting both Bendayo and Junkocooper.com. I also have a Windows 10 Pro VM on standby for testing software or running windows-only utilities. I’m currently having some issues with mySQL crashing due to memory restrictions / my awful configs in the…

  • So Long, Apache

    Apache just retired from my web server. I’ll tell you why. As a noob to hosting my own website I cut my teeth on a LAMP installation (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) when I was setting up my first Raspberry Pi (Model 2b). It currently hosts Bendayo and my wife’s illustration portfolio. While browsing around for info on Pi networking I kept hearing the names NGiNX and MariaDB. People were claiming huge cuts in resources and load times, so ultimately I had to check it out for myself…