Category: Project News

Revisiting old tutorials, updates, keep your eyes peeled

Revisiting old tutorials, updates, keep your eyes peeled

Hi all! It’s been a while, way over a year since my last post. I’ve certainly been busy, but new plugins are on the horizon. I’m moving the site to a new Raspberry Pi 2, and will be writing new LAMP tutorials as part of this. Sorry it’s been so long!

I run another site with a good friend, Sam Evans (hook up with him on Twitter) called LiveReview. I’m looking into the feasibility of moving Raspbian into the tech section of our rebuilt site that’s coming soon. This part of the site will be of course, hosted from a Raspberry Pi. It will be the ultimate test for the trusty Raspberry Pi because the traffic will be huge!

More to come soon!
Ste

And the new name for DingleBerry Pi is…

And the new name for DingleBerry Pi is…

Not too long ago, I decided to change the name of the site as the name ‘Dingleberry Pi’ was a little tongue in cheek, and I never anticipated the growth of users following my tutorial. I asked you, the community to come up with some names, and I’ve been really pleased and extremely grateful for the response.

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ISP Woes

ISP Woes

Due to ongoing issues with my ISP, the site has been moved to a conventional Ubuntu web server. I’ll be running the site from my Raspberry Pi as soon as possible.

Help me choose a name, win a Raspberry Pi bundle

Help me choose a name, win a Raspberry Pi bundle

So, in the UK, a Dingleberry is a stupid or inept person. In America, it’s something a bit more horrific. When I started this blog, I never imagined it would have gained the reach and audience it has, so the time has come to change the name. In order to grow the site further and to be taken a bit more seriously, the name ‘Dingleberry Pi’ has to go!

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Nginx on Raspberry Pi

Dingleberry Pi now powered by Nginx

To coincide with my three part tutorial, the site is now powered by Nginx instead of Apache2 on a Raspberry Pi web server – and the results speak for themselves. I’ve observed a 10% increase in speed for queries, and a 42% increase in homepage load. Pingdom tools has also marked an improvement, with the site being quicker than 88% of sites tested, up from the previous 72%.

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New tutorials coming soon, tell me what you want!

New tutorials coming soon, tell me what you want!

Cutting a long story short, I’ve decided not to part with the site, and will resume writing tutorials. This is where you guys come in. Here’s the tutorials I’m planning to write in the coming weeks:

Using the comments field, tell me which you guys want to see first, or if there’s any other tutorial you’d like to see, let me know. Bye for now!

That’s all, folks!

That’s all, folks!

Hi all

This is the first post I’ve made in many many months. When I set out with this site, I aimed to prove what could be achieved with an inexpensive piece of hardware, and was staggered with how well a Raspberry Pi could host a fairly large-traffic site, and the community that’s grown on the site.

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