Let’s consider this Phase II of building your own web server to host your WordPress site at home. When dealing with anything interwebs, security is something to be proactive about. Especially if you’re hosting your own Pi server from your home network. The following steps I pulled from a number of guides I found around the web, here’s what worked for me.
SSH Key Pair Authentication.
Up to now, we’ve used a password to connect to the Pi, using the default pi user. We’re going to ditch passwords and use the much more secure key pair authentication method which will help protect against brute-force password cracking attacks.
These next steps must be completed on your Linux or Mac OS desktop or laptop computer, not the Pi itself. Firstly, let’s generate the ssh keys for your machine: Read more →
Welcome to my corner of the interwebs. This is my nth version of chrislhood.com and this go ’round I’m focusing it on the major interests and outlets of my life. Lately (#2015) I’ve been on a Raspberry Pi kick. These little Linux boxes are amazing little gadgets have a limitless range of uses and I have yet to wrap up a Pi project without being impressed at what they’re capable of helping me create.
Most recently I’ve been focused on the Zeros. For $5 it’s hard not to be completely blown away by these computers.
My latest adventure has been to roll my own web server to host the latest iteration of this site. Read more →