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!

Raspberry Pi Compute Module launches

Raspberry Pi Compute Module launches

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.

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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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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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Add virtual hosts and subdomains to your Raspberry Pi Apache2 server

Add virtual hosts and subdomains to your Raspberry Pi Apache2 server

If you’re feeling brave, you might want your Raspberry Pi powered web server to host more than one website or subdomain. Providing you’ve made the necessary modifications to increase performance, and are running Raspbian from a USB flash drive, there’s no reason why your Raspberry Pi couldn’t host more than one site.

Before you begin, I’m going to presume that you’ve followed my earlier tutorials to install Apache2, PHP and MySQL on your Raspberry Pi, and you have already got your domain or subdomain DNS records pointing to your Raspberry Pi.

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