Considering the release of devices like Radxa’s Rock 5B, featuring the RK3588 SoC, might this be an opportunity for brands to capture market share, or mind share, from Raspberry Pi? If devices like the Rock 5B have superior performance and features with excellent energy efficiency, they just might.
In this latest installment in what has become an ongoing quest to find inexpensive Raspberry Pi alternatives I address the question, “Do inexpensive i3 desktops make good homelab systems in 2022?” Specifically, we’re looking at systems featuring chips from Intel’s 6th gen and 4th gen lineups – the i3-6100T, i3-4160 and i3-4160T.
Pi-hole’s ability to manage local DNS records is one of its most useful yet least talked about features – especially in a homelab environment – regardless of if you’re running just a few simple services in your lab or something more complicated like a Kubernetes cluster full of containerized services.
If you run multiple services on your network – especially using Docker – hosting a Nginx reverse proxy is an invaluable tool for making accessing those services easier. With this guide, you’ll have Nginx setup and configured in no time. While the bulk of the information regarding configuring Nginx will apply to any Nginx install, the scripts / instructions specific to installing the software will only work on Debian / Ubuntu.