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What is your stack?

Hi everyone. Today I launched another forum using Elkarte (1.0.10). :) This is the second one, and I just thought I want to share what my setup/stack are.

The first one:
  • 512 MB KVM VPS
  • Debian 8
  • Nginx 1.10,3
  • PHP 7.0.23
  • MariaDB 10.1.25

The second one that inspired me to create this topic:
  • 256 MB NAT VPS (only using IPv6, no IPv4)
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Hiawatha Web Server 10.6
  • PHP 7.0.23
  • MariaDB 10.2.8

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #1

I have not played around with alternative stacks like you have, mine is pretty boring !

  • 2G KVM (6+ sites, some SSL some not, postfix/dovecot, fail2ban, apcu, etc )
  • Ubuntu: 14.04
  • MySQL: 5.6.33
  • PHP / FPM: 7.1.6
  • Nginx: 1.12


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Reply #2

Xeon E3-1270 v3
4 Cores x 3.5 GHz
8G RAM
Centos 6
PHP 7.0.25
Nginx 1.12.2
MariaDB 10.2.10
Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 03:00:18 am by badmonkey

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #3

Great server you have there @badmonkey.

I am currently using:
- Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.6Ghz (1TB HDD & 8GB RAM)
- Ubuntu 16.04
- PHP FPM (5.6 - 7.1)
- ISPConfig 3.1
- Certbot / LE (SSL for all sites)
- Nginx 1.12
- MariaDB 10.2
- Dynamic IP

I am in the middle of migrating this to Intel Core i5 3550 @ 3.3Ghz (up to 3.7) (256GB SSD, 500GB HDD and 8GB RAM upgradable to a maximum of 32GB).

This new one will have a mirror backup with same specs and both are already a work in progress.



Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 04:51:16 pm by ahrasis

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #4

Thanks ahrasis. You have a nice setup as well. I went the SSD route, not mentioned earlier. 

Also by your recommendation, the ACP is ISPConfig 3. It was a learning curve as expected. All good though. It works well. Thanks for the good advice. 8)

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #5

Don't mention it.

By the way, the migration is now complete and the new server (as mentioned earlier) is being tested.

I will try to have the mirror backup ready as soon as I am freer.

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #6

As stated my personal server was upgraded and the test is now complete. I am currently running:
- Intel Core i5 3550 @ 3.3Ghz (up to 3.7)
- 256GB SSD & 500GB HDD
- 32GB RAM
- Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS)
- Linux Kernel 4.19
- PHP FPM (5.6 - 7.3)
- ISPConfig 3.1
- Certbot / LE (SSL for all sites)
- Nginx 1.17
- MariaDB 10.3
- Dynamic IP

A mirror / cluster backup server[1] is currently being built.
Last Edit: May 29, 2019, 04:28:36 am by ahrasis

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #7

Upgraded to my personal PC server to:
- Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.5Ghz
- Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS)

Planning of buying a good used server.

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #8

On my personal server, its older Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS) running ZFS for the file system. 

Its a Xeon processor but I don't recall which one ATM.  16TB of storage.  It was a small server from a datacenter that I purchased used w/o disks.  The thing was like new, super clean since it was in a datacenter.

I've really got in the mode of running most things in docker containers, if you end up with a nice used server to play with, take a look at ansible nas.  Its an ansible script / setup that you can run on Ubuntu and it will set up a lot of cool things for you.  Do it on a server you don't mind rebuilding so you can experiment. 

Re: What is your stack?

Reply #9

Thanks for the advise. No, I don't mine rebuilding.

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Reply #10

I just bought used Dell PowerEdge R710, 2U Rack Server, 8x2.5 Chassis (~2TB SAS) Dual Intel Xeon L5640, 6 Core, 12 Threads, 12M Cache, 2.26 Ghz, 5.8GT/s, 24GB ( 6x4GB) DDR3 ECC RDIMM.

I will be modifying the DVDROM drive to SSD, so may be add another TB or more in there.

I am thinking of building another server with this, but I would mainly run proxmox and then have several VMs and containers.

Wish me luck.

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Re: What is your stack?

Reply #11

Good Luck !   ... Those 710 are as close to bullet proof as you can get in a server.   Some (all?) have an internal USB port so you can insert a USB boot device there as well.  If you go with ZFS you can find firmware to update the raid card (if it came with say the Dell Perc card).  Anyway have fun!

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Reply #12

Basically Dell R710 was introduced in 2010 but its EOSL passed almost 6 years ago. I just bought it because its cheap (RM1500) but I originally intended to build an AMD Ryzen 5600X server (actually an Acer Nitro N50-120) which I bought in about the same price early this year.

My luck I guess since the owner was trying to sell that R710 off for more than a year without success. He told me he bought it from Latin America via eBay somewhere in 2015 but he must added some of the items himself as it is already good and fully functional server to me.

I already managed to install and run proxmox successfully but I poorly setup my SAS ealier, so I think will do it again right after this. Since I got in about 2 TB, I will now try to configure all of them as Raid10 and reinstall proxmox.

Wish me luck.

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Reply #13

Good luck! ;)
sorry for my bad english

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Reply #14

Thanks @radu81.
Quote from: Spuds – If you go with ZFS you can find firmware to update the raid card (if it came with say the Dell Perc card).
I would actually want to know about this more but I could not find any good info on using ZFS on this Deall R710 since it is using PERC H700 Raid Controller with 1GB Cache which does not seem to support other than RAID.

For the time being I used RAID1 (150GB) for the proxmox main and RAID10 (900GB) for the vm's with all ext4 formatted.

So far so good but I am actually need to relocate this big size server to proper place since I am running it in my house.  :'(

Anyway, for the production, I am still running the old Intel Core i5 4690 server. I will be running the new one in production only when its location is proper and finalized.