In the beginning…
Edit: This post is really old and now outdated. It does, however, explain why I keep this up so I won’t take it down…
So, you probably aren’t may be wondering why in the world I would want to go through the trouble of buying and setting up a home server when there are so many cheap, easy options out there. Well, I’ll give you the short version – because somebody told me I couldn’t do it. That’s the same damn line that kept me in this country for over 19 years and made me go on to get my 4th degree black belt in Karate. I REALLY wish people would stop saying shit like that to me!
During my initial bout of research, I came across the site – http://linuxhomeserverguide.com/ – and it really inspired me by saying how easy it would be (Yeah, yeah, you can stop laughing already!) and by explaining some of the cool shit you can do with a home server. I highly recommend the site for the ideas he(?) has and the quality of his walk-throughs.
This site will break into sections the things I did in order to set this server up. The sub-categories on the left are hopefully self explanatory, but to make it easy:
- Anything related to server software will be in Ubuntu 12.04
- Hardware is Hardware, so there ya go
- Website development will be under Joomla
- Anything related to Moodle will be there. (Though I haven’t actually started that yet since I deal with it at work every day.)
I will eventually place the procedures I went through (Both successes and Failures) to get this far in articles on this site, so check back on occasion if you are interested.