Cloudflare Static Site Hosting

Introduction In this previous post, I detailed my transition from WordPress to Hugo static sites. This post discussed hosting the site locally in a Docker container web server and exposing ports 80 and 443 to a reverse proxy on my DMZ network. Today, I will show you how you can host your Hugo static site on Cloudflare–FREE. This will absolve your responsibility to host the site, expose ports to the public, and deal with SSL certs....

June 27, 2022 · 3 min · Robert D. White

Migrating from Wordpress to Hugo

Introduction When I initially began posting publicly on this site, my goal was to be able to host my site fully with Docker for containerization. I hadn’t experienced any other decent blogging platform besides WordPress at the time, and I was bent on getting WordPress self-hosted with Docker. This goal was achieved, and my first public post details how I used docker-compose to deploy my blog using containers for WordPress and Traefik....

March 20, 2022 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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How to Connect to Your Unifi Dream Machine or UNVR with SSL from Let's Encrypt

Update 05/09/2022: The conclusions of this post will route your traffic externally, requiring your local devices to reach external DNS servers (e.g., in my case, CloudFlare) in order to resolve your Unifi Gateway address. If you want to handle all of this completely locally/internally, check out my newer post: HTTPS for Internal Resources Alright, if you have a Unifi device like a Dream Machine, Dream Machine Pro, UNVR, CloudKey, or other device, you likely have been met with the dreaded red triangle followed by the tedious words, “Your connection is not private....

September 22, 2021 · 4 min · Robert D. White
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How to Easily Run A Reverse Proxy using Docker

Reverse proxies are powerful tools used typically to forward client traffic to a server. In contrast to a forward proxy, a reverse proxy sits in front of web servers or other servers and forwards client traffic to the appropriate server. In this post, I will show you how to easily setup a reverse proxy using Docker, forward the necessary ports to the reverse proxy, and configure the reverse proxy to forward traffic to various servers on your network....

August 17, 2021 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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How to Harden Your Network Security for Your In-Home Web Hosting

Overview The purpose of this post is to provide some tips to address some network security concerns when hosting an externally-facing web server from a device within your home network. For this post, I will be using Unifi networking gear. My screenshots will be of the Unifi controller on my Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDMP), but I will do my best to overview the concepts so you can replicate with your own networking gear....

April 6, 2021 · 8 min · Robert D. White