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.
Ste Wright the Web Developer
If like me, you are a web developer who relies on a stable internet connection for working from home or for your own Raspberry Pi project, I strongly urge you not to choose Plus.net as your ISP. This the story of my experience, and why I will never spend a penny with Plus.net again.
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.
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!
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%.
This is the first in a three part tutorial series on how to install and run NGINX on a Raspberry Pi. The first concentrates on installing and configuring Nginx web server and PHP on Raspbian OS, the second talks about installing MySQL server on Raspberry Pi, the third will walk you through installing WordPress on Nginx.
For many, Apache2 has become too bloated, and uses more resources than it needs to. Nginx is a very light-weight web server, that works great on a Raspberry Pi.