Henry's picture

Does TKL support the lighttpd simple_vhost module?   How do I install it?  Sorry, I am new to the Debian platform, so do I need to add repos, or does that violate the support for TKL?  Some distros are strict about this kind of thing, others not, so I don't want to make a move until I know one way or the other.

Thanks.

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Henry's picture

Doh!   I figured it out seconds after I hit SEND (of course, LOL).   I searched the repos for lighttpd* and it automatically (didn't actually want that, but OK) installed everything it could find that matched the pattern.

More than I wanted, but I feel certain I haven't violated my warrantee.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Is that what you are using? If so I'm not sure about "simple vhosts" but I'd be interested in hearing more...!

For future reference TurnKey is based on Debian (v14.x = Debian Jessie) so anything Debian is good! Google will find tons of relevant info, tutorials etc. Searching packages can be done from commandline with apt-cache search package-name (if it returns too many then filter with grep e.g. "apt-cache search package-name | grep keyword") or via your browser https://packages.debian.org/

Also unless you are using a Hub account (which includes limited support) then please feel free to break your server as much as you want! :p

Henry's picture

AFTER posting, I THEN seeked and I found!

I installed the lighttpd Turnkey Linux about 3 weeks ago.  Works like a charm, even installed an configured bacula backups without incident.  (I already use Bacula on my other guests and the host, so this was most expedient.)

I am serving a couple webhosts on that appliance VM and that is all I am doing with it.  This helps ensure that web traffic doesn't draw resources off my other VMs and the host and helps contain any security issues that might arise.

I am liking your product!  Thank you for making it available.  One day, if these sites ever produce any real revenue, I just might send a "thank you" in a form you can really use.

Jeremy Davis's picture

I'm glad to hear the the TurnKey appliance is serving you well! :)

As for helping out, there are plenty of other ways to help out (taht won't cost you cash). Like sharing ideas/suggestions and/or helping others here on the forums, posting feature requests and bugs on our issue tracker (or even fixing some of the current bugs) and/or documenting anything of relevance and interest in our docs (it's a wiki). Also if you are interested in helping with development then the dec page might be of interest?! :)

Also whilst Bacula is a cool tool, TurnKey provides it's own backup tool TKLBAM, which you might also find of interest? If you are only backing up one server then you can use a free Hub account (although you will also need an Amazon account and storage on AWS S3 currently costs $0.03/GB per month).

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