Homelab

Rock 5B Packaging

Is Radxa’s RK3588 Based Rock 5B A Raspberry Pi Killer?

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.

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Easily Self Host Vaultwarden Using Docker Compose

In this tutorial, we’ll compare Vaultwarden to Bitwarden and why you would consider using it instead of Bitwarden as well as everything you need to know to get Vaultwarden deployed quickly and easily in your homelab environment using Docker Compose.

Intel i3 Based Desktops

Used i3 Desktops As Budget Homelab Solutions In 2022

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.

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Using Pi-hole Local DNS And Why It’s Important In Your Homelab

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.

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Inovato Quadra: The $29 Raspberry Pi Alternative

Like many technology enthusiasts, you might be looking for an inexpensive Raspberry Pi alternative – due to shortages and scalper like pricing from third party sellers. If that’s you, allow me to introduce you to the Inovato Quadra – the “ready to run” alternative that’s only $29 USD!

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Setup A HA Galera Cluster On Debian / Ubuntu In 9 Easy Steps

If you need to setup a high availability Galera cluster, you’ve come to the right tutorial! In 9 easy-to-follow steps you’ll learn how to configure MariaDB on your Debian / Ubuntu based servers to ensure your databases continue functioning in the event of a system failure.

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How To Setup A Complete Nginx Web Server

This tutorial covers everything you need to setup a complete linux based Nginx web server stack – Nginx / PHP / MariaDB / Redis. Whether you’re looking to run a fully custom site or something based on WordPress or another CMS, this guide will help you get your server up and running in no time.

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How To Setup & Configure A Nginx Reverse Proxy

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.