Tag Archives: web site

Struggle with Bell router

In order to host My web site at home or connect to my home network/ server from outside, I needed to open ports in my internet router and do port forwarding (port 80 in my case for http protocol and 22 for ssh).

I have a second router (Linksys) behind Bell router/modem and the problem I hit was my Bell router (Model 1000) didn’t cooperate. I eliminated my second router to make things simple, no matter how many attempts I did – my server was not visible from outside. I did port forwarding using upper port numbers, or lower (<1024) still no avail. I even put the machine under DMZ – same issue. Looked like ports are closed and I didn’t see a spot in the web interface to open them. read more

The heart of the site

I have installed this site on a teeny-tiny computer A20-OLinuXino-LIME (credit card size like Raspberry Pi).

It is open source hardware, based on A20 ARM dual core Cortex-A7 processor at 1GHz with 512MB RAM. It is running 32bit Debian Linux 7.9 directly from micro SD card class 10.

Currently it runs: Apache web server, MySQL and NFS server. WordPress instance is served without issues.

Here is some Runtime statistics which updates every 3 minutes

It is not a speed daemon, but power consumption is very low 2.2W and is quiet (no moving parts). read more