During the beginning of 2013, I discovered that offering server setup is a great way to utilize my experience with Linux.

You can get a free quote for small to medium size server setup jobs up to about 1000 EUR. For bigger jobs, we would agree on paying the work by time-tracked hours, with rapid feedback about the progress.

Just contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Technology portfolio

Server operating systems

  • Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)
  • Debian 6.0 (Lenny)
  • Ubuntu LTS releases

Standard server software

  • SSH server
  • ISPConfig open source server management panel (see my evaluation)
  • BIND nameserver
  • Apache2 web server
  • nginx web server
  • dovecot IMAP/POP3 server
  • postfix SMTP server
  • PureFTP FTP server
  • MariaDB database server
  • MySQL 5 database server
  • Roundcube webmail client

Application-specific server software

I am also eager to learn more tools to add to this list; so, welcome to tell me about special wishes.

Excludes website creation in case of the CMS systems. See on Software Development where I offer this separately.

  • git
  • SVN
  • Magento
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • SugarCRM
  • ownCloud
  • Mumble
  • Teamspeak

Server security

  • post-setup penetration testing
  • fully isolating websites from each other (not just per customer)
  • fail2ban
  • event monitoring solutions
  • automated security updates

Server-related services

  • managing the transfer of your existing domains
  • managing the migration of your existing websites

Soft skills

  • languages: German (native), English (fluent), Spanish (learning)
  • authoring, technical writing (advanced)
  • team organization (advanced)
  • remote communication and collaboration (advanced)

Example offers

Standard package. Everything listed under "Standard server software" above, while choosing between alternatives: Apache2 or nginx, MariaDB or MySQL. Plus everything listed under "Server security" above. Price tag: 400 EUR. Delivery time: one week from agreed start of work.

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