Using ddclient with Cloudflare

CloudFlare is the perfect dynamic DNS host because, unlike the other major ones, CloudFlare is completely free. Unfortunately if your ISP dosen’t allow use of a static IP, maintaining regular internet uptime can be quite annoying. Here’s how I got DDNS working on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with Cloudflare and ddclient running as a daemon to check and renew our IP if it changes.

No-IP Dynamic Update Client on Ubuntu

No-IP is a dynamic DNS service that is very reliable and easy to use. If you have, like my current setup, a home server box connected to your internet service provider and do not have a static IP, then you need to use dynamic DNS service to periodically check for changes to your IP address and update the Dynamic DNS database to reflect that change.

How to Install and Upgrade phpMyAdmin for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP and was created so that users can interact with MySQL through a web interface. While there are many installation guides available, I have found none that properly indicate that phpMyAdmin from the default Ubuntu repositories is not compatible with PHP 7.2. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to install and upgrade phpMyAdmin for PHP 7.2 so that you can safely use it to manage your databases on an Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Apple Mac Mini Home Server

Hosting your own web server at home isn’t for everyone, but if you like to learn, hosting your own web server at home is a fantastic learning experience. In theory you may not be saving much money by hosting your own web server, but you’re in control.