Setup Raspberry Pi3 Web Server

I have decided to try doing some web hosting from home.  I have setup a Raspberry Pi 3 as a web-server.  Considering my limited upload bandwidth capabilities of about 6Mbps, the performance of a Raspberry Pi3 should be more then adequate.  All of the page coding will be done by hand.  This will give an opportunity to learn first-hand about web-programming (HTML and PHP), MySQL database management and the general “ins and outs” what it takes to host a website.

You can find the tutorial here.

New USB Flash Drive Benchmarks

I just purchased two new USB Flash drives:  Lexar P20 64GB ($34) and Lexar S75 32GB ($11).  You can see their benchmarks here.

I am happy with the Lexar S75 32GB drive as it fits the bill for a larger capacity removable drive for cheap.  It’s not the fastest, but for $11 it gets the job done.

I also purchased the Lexar P20 64GB drive as a high-speed drive for quickly moving larger files around.  Wow, what a massive disappointment.  The specifications on Lexar’s website states 400MB/s read and 270MB/s write speeds.  I don’t get anything near that.  The measured read speed is fine at 341MB/s, but the write speed is paltry 39MB/s, way off the advertised 270MB/s numbers.  And if you send a collection of smaller files, be prepared for intolerable write speeds of 4.1MB/s.  (Yes that is four-point-one megabytes per second.)  This is unacceptable for a $34 drive, especially one advertised as being “faster with premium performance.”

Micro SD Card Benchmarks

I have started benchmarking the Micro SD Cards I have lying around.  I have been trying to determine which cards may be the best for use in some Raspberry Pi 2 projects I’m working on.  Thought I would post my findings.  I will also do the same for my SD and Compact Flash cards I have.  I might even put up some hard drive stats as well.  (But maybe not.  Hard drive benchmarks are mush easier to dins around the net than flash memory ones.)

Click here for the Micro SD Card benchmarks.