In order to take part in the “Reset the NET Campaign” (see the previous post) and to honour the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations, I configured my self-hosted server to support HTTPS/SSL requests. Now you can reach this site also at https://raspberryblog.de. Furthermore, I highly recommend using the Firefox HTTPS everywhere plugin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to encrypt your traffic while visiting all sites supporting SSL.
Here’s a brief tutorial how it works: If you haven’t installed Nginx, yet, please see the documentation at nginx.org. For an existing installation, create a subdirectory in /etc/nginx to store your SSL certificates.
sudo mkdir /etc/nginx/ssl
Next, create the server key and certificate signing request. Start by creating the private server key. During this process, you will be asked to enter a passphrase. Be sure to remember this phrase! If you forget it or lose it, you will not be able to access the certificate again.
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As I’m hosting my blog on a Raspberry Pi, I did some research on the web about it’s performance as a server. I started this site with Apache and migrated after a while to Lighttpd which already reduced server response time (3.6 seconds, according to Google’s PageSpeed Insights it reached 72/100 points) and improved performance. With an DSL upload speed of only 676 kbit/s one shouldn’t expect miracles anyway. Google’s PageSpeed results, which suggested to make a couple of changes to my site, and a comparison of Lighttpd vs. Nginx convinced me to migrate to Nginx.
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… and I completely migrated the contents of my old homepage. Furthermore, I almost completed some tutorials. Hope you enjoy it – looking forward to your feedback.
Welcome to my brand-new Raspberry blog. After starting my web-server on a Raspberry Pi and placing a simple frontpage on it, I installed WordPress in order to post few tutorials describing my latest Raspi projects.
Most of the pages are not ready, yet. However, updates will follow soon. I’m going to move all content from the previous page – so stay tuned!