Install WordPress and NGINX on Raspberry Pi

I have been evaluating the idea of spinning up a Digital Ocean VM for my web hosting as a cost effective alternative to shared web hosting. Digital Ocean requires you to know how to understand operating systems, I just happen to be the right guy for the job. I wanted to field test my future setup on my Raspberry Pi to get an idea of how much time it is going to take and what I can do to tune it for maximum performance. All of my sites have been converted to WordPress, my desire was to build a LEMP (Linux Engine-X, MySQL and PHP) stack to accommodate this setup. Continue reading “Install WordPress and NGINX on Raspberry Pi”

Linksys WRT1900AC Review

I moved my cable modem to a corner of the house with an older Linksys N based router and WiFi access point that I was using. This resulted in having a very weak signal on the other side of the house and an unreliable connection. I fled to the internet to find out what kind of options there were. I considered everything from Ethernet over A/C to range extenders until I looked a bit closer at the newest generation of router access points. One that rose to the top for me was the Linksys WRT1900AC. Continue reading “Linksys WRT1900AC Review”