Category: Project News

Down for a DDoS attack

Down for a DDoS attack

Hi folks, the site’s intermittently down, some clever bugger’s subjecting my poor Raspberry Pi to a DDoS. The site’s running off my work server at the moment with CloudFlare stepping in to stop the cheeky buggers. Will be back running from a Raspberry Pi very soon!

Dingleberry Pi turns 1 years old. Find out what we’ve learnt

Dingleberry Pi turns 1 years old. Find out what we’ve learnt

Dingleberry Pi turns 1 years old this week. Throughout that time, we’ve achieved 99.97% uptime, and the growth of visits has been phenomenal. It’s been a year of learning, testing and tweaking, overcoming some of the shortfalls that the Raspberry Pi has.

Something I’m experiencing quite a lot is MySQL service outages, and given the site attracts 16,000 visits a month, this is understandable. The 512mb model B is undoubtably more capable of handling more traffic than its earlier 256mb sibling, but how do you overcome service outage, and how do you get alerted when it happens?Birthday

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Junk email

Junk email

A massive apology to loads of you who have been sending mail through the site to me – I just found a ‘junk’ folder that I wasn’t subscribed to full of site mail. Will soldier through it over the weekend! Have a nice bank holiday!

Thoughts – What is the future of web hosting?

Thoughts – What is the future of web hosting?

Once upon a time not all that long ago, if you wanted to have a website online, you did a quick search for a hosting provider, settled for a £5/$7 a month shared hosting package which gave a meagre 500mb of storage, 5 pop email accounts and a mySQL database. If you were lucky, you got 1gb monthly bandwidth and 10 ftp accounts to access all that 500mb with…
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Can a Raspberry Pi serve a mobile app with lots of users?

Can a Raspberry Pi serve a mobile app with lots of users?

As well as running the DingleberryPi website, I work on a number of other personal projects, one of which has had a lot of my time over the past few months (which is why I’ve slightly neglected this site somewhat, my apologies) is my first mobile app.

My first attempt at a commercial mobile app is built with HTML5, and will be coming soon to iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10. It’s a tidal predictions and maritime weather app, serving every major port and seaside location in the UK. (more…)

New tutorials coming soon – You choose what comes first!

Hi all loyal DingleBerry Pi readers! I’ve been really busy this year, and neglected the site a bit (my bad) but I’m ready to rock on with some more tutorials.

What do you guys want to see made in to a tutorial? I’m experimenting with DNLA on RPi at the moment, there’s of course WordPress installation on a RPi which is long overdue. I want to take the site in a new direction, tutorials for anything RPi and not just web related technologies.

Edit: Visitor figures

We’re averaging 3,300 visits a month now, and the site is still delivered rock solidly on a Raspberry Pi Server. This month has had the best visits to date, with a brilliant 3,523 visits from 2,693 individual visitors. I cannot emphesise enough how impressed I am by these little capable computers!

We’re excited moving forward, and we need your ideas! Sound off below!