===== CAUTION-WARNING-HEY YOU! ===== “Page name word separator” in admin settings should be chosen as ”-”, currently “_” selected and it prevents old files displaying ====== Low End Wiki Starting Page ====== Hey I am starting out this new wiki to re-organise the content I have blogged about on Low End Box into a wiki. Hopefully this will help those who are interested in operating small (and cheap!) virtual servers on the Internet. ===== Low End Box Providers ===== *Listing Criteria *Top Providers, as voted by our community members. *List of public "Looking Glass" services ===== Running Low End Boxes ===== ==== System Setup Guides ==== Links from the blog: *Debian 5 Lenny Lighttpd/PHP/MySQL Setup Guide on 64MB Xen VPS – step by step guide on how to set up a Debian box to run WordPress in 64MB RAM. *Bootstraping Low End VPS with Pre-built Scripts – use pre-build shell script to quickly set up and optimise a newly acquired low end VPS. External HowTos: *Low End VPS Config Howto with LowEndScript+Postfix+SASL+Dovecot+Spamassassin – use pre-built shell scripts and a mail server setup config howto to quickly set up and optimise a newly acquired low end VPS as a Shared Hosting alternative. This stack sits at about 90MB usage. *LEB bench – a simple bash script that will quickly provide you information about your LEB such as cpu model, frequency, number of cores, amount of ram, amount of swap, system uptime and test your VPS download & I/O speed *Set up a IPSEC/L2TP VPN with your Ubuntu 12.04 VPS - works with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and BSD! *Set up a IPSEC/L2TP VPN with your Ubuntu 12.10 VPS - works with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and BSD! *Set up your own distributed, redundant and encrypted storage grid with Tahoe/LAFS *Lightweight configuration management for your VPS, only ssh required *Free self-hosted VPS server status monitoring ==== Software Optimization Guide ==== * LowEndApps – list of low-end/low-memory usage alternatives of commonly used software/applications on the server. *MySQL *Web Server ==== Monitoring your LEB ===== *MonitoringSoftware – List of software / programs which can be used to monitor your LEB / LEB's ==== Backing Up your LEB ===== *Using Duplicity, including database – back up MySQL/MongoDB and your website to either S3, ssh, rsync, google, Tahoe-LAFS or any of the backends supported by Duplicity *Using SCP – using SCP to backup your LEB / LEB's to another LEB *Using rsync – using rsync to backup your LEB / LEB's to another LEB *Backup to Dropbox – backup your LEB / LEB's to Dropbox account *Backup to BOX – backup your LEB / LEB's to BOX account ==== Misc. Guides ===== *Squid proxy over 80 ===== Hosting Related Resources ===== *Cheap Domain Registration (with coupons) *Free DNS Providers so you don't have to run one. *Free Hosted Email *Web Hosting Control Panel, if you want a control panel to manage your servers. *Free Hosted Piwik - Open Source Google Analytics Alternative *Free Website Monitors to make sure your low end provider is still up! *IPv6, as we all know that IPv4 is going to be exhausted soon. *Web Hosting Forums, where you can discuss web hosting related issues. Also a source of new low end providers. *Web Hosting Blogs, other blog sites like this that might interest you. ===== About This Wiki ===== Low End Wiki was started as a challenge to run a dynamic site on 32MB VPS. It is running the current version of DokuWiki, and has now integrated with LowEndTalk/Vanilla's authentication cookie, hosted on a Xen VPS with ColoCrossing in Chicago IL. This wiki is also used by LowEndBox as provider tracker. Posting is done automatically at the moment, except when the provider is moved to the dead pool. ←- this is a mess..