If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable self-hosted personal web server, look no further! With a cheap Pogoplug device (I recently bought one for $20 from http://r.ebay.com/vZEifO) such as the Pogoplug V2 and this thread, you can have your own Apache HTTP server, MySQL, PHP, phpmyadmin and even your own private GIT repository server.
This tutorial describes how to create your own LAMP server using a Pogoplug V2 with the model number POGO-E02 or POGO-E02G . One note: I purchased one that said it was a POGO-P21 on the box, but the actual device label said it was a POGO-E02 so I’m not sure if that’s common or I just lucked out. The model number DOES matter according to the instructions on the this thread for the Pogoplug V2.
What you’ll need:
- A Pogoplug V2 Device – Check Ebay for a good price on one, just pay close attention to the model number and possibly ask the seller to verify it before purchasing. You might also check the seller I bought one from: http://r.ebay.com/vZEifO
- A blank USB flash drive – Sandisk brand flash drives have a good reputation of working well with it, although you might also check this thread for other working drives. I recommend at least a 4GB, maybe even 8GB or 16GB. I have personally tested both the Sandisk Cruzer Glide 4GB and the SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB and both work great!
- A separate computer – Just in case this isn’t a no-brainer, you cannot connect a monitor to your Pogoplug device, so everything will be done on a separate computer via a command line prompt.
Pogoplug is a multimedia sharing device that lets you connect any external hard drive and then access and share your content over the internet. Installation takes less than 60 seconds and there are no monthly fees. Get plugged in today!