This is the blog of the admin of this humble Ubuntu server. He lives in the cloud of PheonixNAP – a US hosting company that has baremetal and cloud elastic virtual servers. Frontier9 is one of those servers.
He started with my mate T telling me, eh this is pretty affordable and I know the guy running the company. So i go there, but there is no obvious landing page – or at least I find it weird that he sends me to an admin subdomain to sign up. Eventually I sign up
Frontier9 started his time as a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – now at end of support life. He wanted to stay there to be a lean fast machine but the evils of updates, security and bloatware pulled him into now. After all to use latest wordpress you can’t be on PHP5.5.9.
So during his set up he got upgrade script into the Xenial world 16.04. He is a LAMP server sometimes written as LAMPP – not sure what the second P is. I’m a very old timey computer user – started when I was 10. I’ve always liked to do things and programming was a way to get there. However, if someone already wrote the program and many exist I just let go programming so I could use applications and do things. These days I’m back to more admin, network, security to help my friends and customers.
This blog is the story of Frontier9 because the internet remains a frontier – it will extend way into the future unless the whole planet dies. I am inspired by an old gamer Day who I used to enjoy the vlogging of and so I added a 9 – seems fun. I also live in Thailand as a nomad, expat or whatever you want to stay after getting free of organized Buddhism that took over my life for a time. In Thailand the number 9 is associated with moving forward which is what Frontier9 is built to help me with.
Here is another blog where I found explanation of the lucky number 9 in Thai culture. https://www.thaizer.com/culture-shock/lucky-number-9/