Having an home server is great. It can be used as a NAS, as a print server, you can have some virtual machines for whatever purpose you may need and you can host some services there. I’m using it for all of the mentioned reasons, including software development and testing, with a Gitlab and Gitlab-CI services running on premises. I’m also hosting some web applications I developed for my own usage. I needed some of this services to be accessed externally, so I have NAT (Network Address Translation) configured on my Fritz!Box to point some ports to the server.
And it has been great so far! Except, I don’t need it to be running and spending electricity all the time. Additionally, the sound of the fans doesn’t please much the person I’m living with: my girlfriend.
So, how did I make it better?
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