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Apache is Back.

I messed up.

Apache is back, now that our webserver has more horsepower and needs better compatibilty to remain versatile.

Don’t get me wrong. NGINX still blows me away on the Raspberry Pi, but Apache seems very capable on our current platform.

I quickly learned that Varnish and MySQL do not cooperate well on a single CPU virtual machine with 2GB of memory available too.

Google Pagespeed Insights got me all OCD about performance, and some of the load-time reduction tips affected the presentation of the site, so I had to find a compromise.

How was your visit today? Fast? Slow? Let me know in the comments 🙂


Site Updates Tech

So Long, Apache

Apache just retired from my web server. I’ll tell you why.

As a noob to hosting my own website I cut my teeth on a LAMP installation (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) when I was setting up my first Raspberry Pi (Model 2b). It currently hosts Bendayo and my wife’s illustration portfolio.

While browsing around for info on Pi networking I kept hearing the names NGiNX and MariaDB. People were claiming huge cuts in resources and load times, so ultimately I had to check it out for myself…