Hosting apache2 server locally

Soarin

2[H]4U
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
2,486
I was wondering, I'm going to be looking into learning some php and html programming as well as host a WordPress site from my raspberry pi 3+.i have a domain name already that I will be using for the site and name cheap also offered a 1$/mnth price for easy wp, and I'm going to use that as well buy what I need to know is this. How can I go about making it so my WordPress site hosted locally is the one that my domain name directs to. I don't feel like paying 4$/mnth later to use easywp. If it will save more headache later on I will.

And my other question to, I will be setting up a plex server as well and want to be able to direct traffic to the server relatively easy with my domain name but I don't want to have to use a port in the URL in order to access the site. I'm trying to make it simple for my wife and friends that I will be setting this up for.
 

modi123

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
5,640
I would suggest developing on XAMPP/WAMP/LAMP/MAMP locally and just uploading your files to where ever. Running though a PI3 seems excessively nuanced. Issues with the speed, memory with 'dynamic content', SD card failure, etc.

If you do opt to go that route there are a ton of tutorials on teh setup, and for the most part your domain host you pop in the IP address of the pi3.

https://readwrite.com/2014/06/27/raspberry-pi-web-server-website-hosting/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Host-your-website-on-Raspberry-pi/

http://unixetc.co.uk/2017/06/04/using-a-domain-name-with-a-raspberry-pi-web-server/
 

acascianelli

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
6,864
I would also advise against using a Raspberry Pi for this, your going to quickly run into performance problems. I tried to use one to host an instance of TinyTinyRSS and it didn't last long until I wanted something with better performance for faster response time. I've never had any problems with SD card failures.

If you insist on hosting this yourself you should consider the potential security implications and at the very least have the web server off on a seperate DMZ-type network.
 

liliff

n00b
Joined
Jul 24, 2012
Messages
26

SoRnMaN

Gawd
Joined
Jan 22, 2002
Messages
830
Agree with the others that hosting locally isn't a great idea. For something like this I would probably go with Google's Compute Engine, it has a free tier that should handle it just fine.
 
Top