For some time now I have been researching self-hosting, home-servers, networking, security, and all that lovely nerdy tech stuff. I’m planning on doing a fortnightly post about what I have done, what I am doing, and what I will be doing in the future and all the research that I have done to learn how to not have it all blow up in my face. I will of course be following my other passions as time permits and I’ll have other posts about those too.
What I’m working with:
I have a collection of hardware I have been using to practice and learn. This is mostly old computers, servers, and peripherals. I have my main rig from which I do the majority of my work, play games, and create art. I have set up my old computer as an Ubuntu server with plenty of storage, and operate it entirely via SSH. I also have a collection of old to really old laptops and desktop business machines which I have had plenty of trouble with. One I plan on making a web server and the others I’ll play with as I find uses and projects. I also have two old servers with hardware raid and plenty of drive bays (unfortunately filled with small drives, only 500Gb). Finally, I have a cloud server and the capacity for more if I need it.
For each post I’ll discuss one topic of what I have learnt in regards to home-servers and networking. I’ll also cover what I have done in the past, what I have been doing recently and finally what plans I have for the near future. So follow along with me as I learn this new craft.