…it means this web server was successfully migrated to a RaspberryPi LAMP “server”, sitting piggy-back on the Technicolor DSL router I have at home (that means, powered by its USB port * and connected to one of its Ethernet ports).
I got it from local supplier inMotion making use of a free delivery campaign. There would probably be a few alternative places to look for, but I got it within a few days of ordering it, which is a bonus. Some vendors were having 8 to 12 weeks lead time for delivery, which is a little too much time for anxious geeks.
Overall setup took about 20 minutes, spent copying backup files back and forth, installing new packages (apt-get LOVE) and reconfiguring the Apache2 rewrite rules and vhosts. There’s a Murphy waiting out there for me to screw things up as soon as I try to upgrade WordPress, change the SD card to something bigger, better,faster or finish messing up with the DNS (everything may soon be migrated to pi.against.org).
After being hosted on a HP mini-desktop (with 128Mb RAM and running a stripped version of Debian and nicknamed “reboot” as MySQL would occasionally hog all the memory and hang), a MacMini G3 (which at some point had 500 days uptime and which made me fell in love with lighttpd and other alternatives to Apache) and a MacMini Intel (which is now promoted to MediaCenter of sorts), it is only getting better when I manage to host it inside the access gateway itself (I’ve been farther from reaching that).
With the prospect of plenty of free time in the future and diapers to change regularly, I predict plenty of free time for some hacks. Hopefully.
I’ve been asked about the case. It’s a Rascase I got from ebay, tipped by Rogério’s post. It sure looks cool but it may prevent air from circulating when the CPU goes nuts. I’m feeling tempted to drill a few holes on the top panel to ruin the thing.
(*) Yes, the instructions mention the rPi isn’t supposed to be powered from a USB port on other connected equipment. But voltage measured using the recommended method is going steady on 5.0V.
… has just begun and is turning out to be quite an awesome month…