So this is what I'm lovingly crafting at the moment ...

I am and this site is hosted on it so why don't you do it too?
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So this is what I'm lovingly crafting at the moment ...

Post by Maurice Moss » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:07 pm

Currently at this date and time which is April the 3rd 2018, 15:48 UTC + 1 (British summer time) this site is run on a machine located in Lost Angeles, California and maintained, most excellently I might add by the hosting company Winhost of which I have been a satisfied customer for many years. I pay for the 'Basic' hosting plan because I'm a cheapskate and it's the cheapest and I have been able to do a lot with it hosting multiple websites on just the one plan etc. but the time has come to move up a notch because I want to do things like have SSL so everything is encrypted https instead of unencrypted http and I want more memory to run my stuff etc. etc. etc.

So I've decided to host my own machine in my own home.

I've already set it up with a MySQL database, Internet Information Services web server, PHP so that I can run this forum software and the most excellent hMailServer email server and here it is:
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The chopstick is for a size reference.
Yes IT's TINY! :D and Cute!, it's a Sony VAIO PGN-V11Z
and guess what? It's actually running and serving right now (the time above) as I took that picture!
I usually have it hooked up to a power supply and just forget about it, I access it using Microsoft's Terminal Services so I can use my main PC or my big laptop to control it. It's a bit old actually, only a 32bit processor with a mere 60gb hard drive but it runs Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm actually enjoying figuring out all the things I can get it to run.

It doesn't have a fan so it's totally quiet, here it is again closed:
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Those metal things around it are puzzles because that's what setting up a mail server and setting up multiple websites and setting up DNS A records and MX records and setting up phpBB forum and setting up MySQL databases are, they are puzzles until you crack em' :geek:

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Re: So this is what I'm lovingly crafting at the moment ...

Post by Maurice Moss » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:30 pm

And we're off!
Now up and running on that cute little machine above, my Winhost account is no more.

I have 5 websites running on my little server with room for plenty more, all of them are HTTPS encrypted.

I had a few teething problems but I'm getting there.

How much did the ssl certificates cost?

Nothing :lol:

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