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%.
Ste Wright the Web Developer
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.
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:
- Install Nginx on a Raspberry Pi
- Use a Raspberry Pi as a load balancer
- Install WordPress on Nginx on a Raspberry Pi
- Install WordPress on Apache on a Raspberry Pi
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!
I found this, thought it geeky enough to share, happy birthday to Tetris! Anyone ported Tetris to Raspbian?
The Raspberry Pi compute module launched today, the device intended for OEM to integrate Raspberry Pi into their own products. The Compute Module is essentially a Model B (minus IO) on a small board with SO-DIMM style connectivity. It can be installed on a development board, allowing the OEM to add peripherals that they see fit.
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.
The year that I’ve been running this blog has been great fun, and its proved beyond reasonable doubt that a Raspberry Pi can run WordPress very reliably, providing some preliminary steps are taken prior to installing Apache, PHP and MySQL. There’s a new platform now, and it’s time to test yet again what a Raspberry Pi can do.