dprasad97
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Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:24 am

Hello World!

I have finally decided to use my Raspberry Pi (Model B) as a server for my wordpress blog. http://mrprasad.com is where you can find me on the web.

I am hoping that someone can help me figure out why it is a little slow/sluggish out of the box. I have a 2.5mb upload speed via my isp.

I will be posting how I set everything up on the site, including how to use a dynamic ip.

Regards,
Deven Prasad

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:32 am

Loaded rather quicky for me. Are you testing it locally within your network and experiencing issues? Wordpress in and of itself can be slow depends on what content you have like ads and such. What server did you choose apache? A lighter server setup could help would have to know what steps you took that would help determine if a lighter faster setup is even possible.
http://www.raspians.com - always looking for content feel free to ask to have it posted. Or sign up and message me to become a contributor to the site. Raspians is not affiliated with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. (RPi's + You = Raspians)

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:59 am

dprasad97 wrote:Hello World!

I am hoping that someone can help me figure out why it is a little slow/sluggish out of the box. I have a 2.5mb upload speed via my isp.

Regards,
Deven Prasad
I hate being the guy that refers people to search, but Wordpress performance is the most common FAQ on this forum.

Have a look around, and come back if you still have questions.

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:43 pm

malakai wrote:Loaded rather quicky for me. Are you testing it locally within your network and experiencing issues? Wordpress in and of itself can be slow depends on what content you have like ads and such. What server did you choose apache? A lighter server setup could help would have to know what steps you took that would help determine if a lighter faster setup is even possible.
I am currently using apache, i will try to install NGINX tonight and see if it helps with speed.

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:34 am

dprasad97 wrote:I am currently using apache, i will try to install NGINX tonight and see if it helps with speed.
Hello dprasad97! You may also try lighttpd, as it is fast and lightweight too, and Wordpress works with it.
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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:30 am

tabbycat wrote:
dprasad97 wrote:I am currently using apache, i will try to install NGINX tonight and see if it helps with speed.
Hello dprasad97! You may also try lighttpd, as it is fast and lightweight too, and Wordpress works with it.
Thank you, i will try alternatives some time next week, as school is currently my priority.

Thanks for your comment on my site.

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:38 pm

Hello,

Last night i switched from apache to lighttpd, and it seems to be faster

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:58 pm

I would recommend looking into "Apachebench" to get specifics of how much "faster" it is.

Regardless of the name, it can be used against any webserver. Don't run it on the pi you are testing though :p

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:10 am

as you do to use your dynamic ip and domain. com with your server?

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:57 pm

you can use the wordpress cache plugin

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:47 pm

Hello :) I see HTTP 403 message on your website ;) good luck with implementing new features
How did you set up a name for your website? Can a "normal" domain be assigned to a static or dynamic IP address?
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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:56 am

tabbycat wrote:Hello :) I see HTTP 403 message on your website ;) good luck with implementing new features
How did you set up a name for your website? Can a "normal" domain be assigned to a static or dynamic IP address?
Hi tabbycat,

My server/rpi was having issues so I had to reinstall raspbian, it should be back up now.

A domain name can be issued to both a dynamic and static ip address

I am using a DD-WRT Firmware router and FreeDNS, the DD-WRT Router sends a "signal" to FreeDNS if my dynamic ip changes. You may visit FreeDNS @ http://freedns.afraid.org/

I am using a domain purchased from godaddy, i had to change the nameserver to the one at FreeDNS, and then everything worked fine.

If you have any other questions let me know.

Regards,
Deven Prasad

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:01 am

Deben wrote:you can use the wordpress cache plugin
Thank You, I just implemented a cache plugin, and it is now very snappy, just like a normal HTML page.

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:02 am

xonito wrote:as you do to use your dynamic ip and domain. com with your server?
I am using a dynamic ip with my .com domain; as my isp wanted $18 more per month for a static ip.

I am using a DD-WRT Firmware router and FreeDNS, the DD-WRT Router sends a "signal" to FreeDNS if my dynamic ip changes. You may visit FreeDNS @ http://freedns.afraid.org/

I am using a domain purchased from godaddy, i had to change the nameserver to the one at FreeDNS, and then everything worked fine.

If you have any other questions let me know.

Regards,
Deven Prasad

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:03 am

technion wrote:I would recommend looking into "Apachebench" to get specifics of how much "faster" it is.

Regardless of the name, it can be used against any webserver. Don't run it on the pi you are testing though :p
Thanks; I will try it sometime tonight.

Regards
Deven

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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:16 am

dprasad97 wrote:I am using a DD-WRT Firmware router and FreeDNS, the DD-WRT Router sends a "signal" to FreeDNS if my dynamic ip changes. You may visit FreeDNS @ http://freedns.afraid.org/
I am using a domain purchased from godaddy, i had to change the nameserver to the one at FreeDNS, and then everything worked fine.
Thank you for detailed answer, I didn't know that one can connect a domain to FreeDNS nameserver. I'm going to try this if I'll find appropriate DDNS firmware option for my router :)
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Re: Yet Another Wordpress Blog Hosted on a Raspberry Pi...

Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:36 am

tabbycat wrote:
dprasad97 wrote:I am using a DD-WRT Firmware router and FreeDNS, the DD-WRT Router sends a "signal" to FreeDNS if my dynamic ip changes. You may visit FreeDNS @ http://freedns.afraid.org/
I am using a domain purchased from godaddy, i had to change the nameserver to the one at FreeDNS, and then everything worked fine.
Thank you for detailed answer, I didn't know that one can connect a domain to FreeDNS nameserver. I'm going to try this if I'll find appropriate DDNS firmware option for my router :)
Let me know if you need help with the setup!

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