I love having new projects to work on in Linux, as it provides another opportunity to learn more about this family of operating systems. One such new project was the one that is spoken of below.
A few months ago, one of my co-workers hatched an idea. You see he had got his father’s music website hosted professionally and decided… Hey! Why don’t we do it ourselves with open source software? This would mean making music available so that it could be streamed over to whoever wanted it pretty much as a file server.
I thought it was a great idea, especially if we could make money from doing the web hosting ourselves. In the future perhaps we could expand from one website to others, and pretty much build on what we have hardware-wise over time.
I must admit though I am rather apprehensive as I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to servers in general. Also I have been searching for information online that has been quite confusing as I am running into conflicting advise. Of course, this is to be expected as people will often have different opinions even on the same exact issue.
I got rather frustrated with all of this and so I considered abandoning the project.
Today however, I thought about really educating myself on this subject and then being in a position to intelligently make a decision on the feasibility of this project. I just don’t want this to turn into a disaster that bites us in the butt later to be honest.
Well that’s pretty much where we are at the moment. I will be keeping you guys abreast with the progress we make and any suggestions or comments would be warmly appreciated. Bye for now.