Home Lab

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Home Lab

Reverse Proxy with Nginx and Cloudflare

Why Reverse Proxy? Initially, my reason for setting up a reverse proxy with Nginx was to force SSL connections to my Plex Media Server and to eliminate the need to use a non-standard port.  The goal was to make it so all connections came through HTTPS protocols with a trusted SSL certificate.  To achieve this, I chose to set up…

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The Stormcloud

I have finally repurposed my old gaming rig into a multi-purpose home server. It is housed in an old CM Storm Trooper computer case. It has been re-christened as the Stormcloud and set up as a virtual server host. The Hardware Most of the hardware remains unchanged from when this computer was a regular gaming/home PC. The graphics card was…

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A Virtual Server

In the near future I will finally be retiring my old personal computer and replacing it with a wholly new machine. This presents a great opportunity to start on creating a small virtual server configuration. It’s not much, but it’ll be a perfect way to get into virtualization. The Plan My goal is to set up a basic virtual server…