Home Webhosting Revisited
Posted on August 27, 2016
Most of you know i have had some trouble with Windows 7 Home Premium, the same machine running my webserver suffered a minor set back that took nearly 2 1/2 days to fix. Most of that time was spent trying to track down blank DVD-RW’s to back up all of my files, i never found those so i was stuck using a 16 GB thumbdrive to slowly transfer files from the hard drive to another computer for temporary storage.
The computer i was running the webserver and Blue Bucket Radio on has a 1 TB hard drive, thankfully i had not used the whole hard drive and my other computer with a 320 GB hard drive had plenty of room to store those files.
I was not able to save Windows 7 and would end up re-formatting the 1 TB hard drive and re-installing an operating system,
i did all this using a live bootable thumbdrive with Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it. It’s pretty easy, go into BIOS settings and change the boot order from hard drive to usb thumbdrive, save changes in BIOS and restart the machine.
When it boots up Linux Ubuntu loads as if the thumbdrive is a hardrive and from there i was able to access all the important files in the broken windows system for transfer to another storage media, in this case the 16 GB thumbdrive.
After all of that transferrerering i decided to try to fix Windows once more but alas it was not meant to be and i fell back on my favorite Linux operating system. As my wife said, she would never go back to Windows unless she really had to.
Her Toshiba laptop runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and has been doing so for a couple years now faithfully, it sports quad core processors where as my HP Pavilion runs Dual Processors, both are amazingly fast and reliable.
The webserver is back up and running under Apache2 and Webmin, the url is the same as before and is in my signature below all my post’s. I have included screenshots below for this post showing the server GUI Webmin, the Icecast2 server, the desktop and the About This Computer page showing basic specs on this pc.
If you all don’t mind, could you visit the improved website and let me know if you can access the website, how quick it is to load and if you think it needs improvements share your thoughts as well? I really would appreciate the feedback.
Barry of Blue Bucket Radio 1620
http://thefreeproject.no-ip.org or http://www.bluebucketradio.com