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!
Category: Project News
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?
Dingleberry Pi – the humble WordPress site hosted on a Raspberry Pi in Northwich, England has passed the 16,000 visits per month mark! A Massive thanks to everyone!
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!
Tango down Dingleberry Pi! It’s back online now but I think the Raspberry Pi it runs on overheated. Keep yours cool this summer!
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…
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…)
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!