Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Turnkey - A turn-key or a turn-key project is a type of project that is constructed by a developer and sold or turned over to a buyer in a ready-to-use condition. source wikipedia.org

I have been asked to get a solution going for my year 13 web design students that will be easy to use and run. It looks like turnkeylinux might be a good alternative. Using a mixture of vmware virtualisation with VMWare ESXi

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is one of the worlds most popular blog publishing applications, includes tons of powerful core functionality, extendable via literally hundreds of plugins, and supports full theming.


VMWare ESXi - VMware ESXi is the easiest way to get started with virtualization—and it’s free. Consolidate your applications onto fewer servers and start saving money through reduced hardware, power, cooling and administration costs. VMware ESXi has been optimized and tested to run even your most resource intensive applications and databases with minimal performance overhead.

The best part is that I have a machine that is sitting currently idle and can be placed into my little wee server room with the machines, h2, studentnet, playdoh, house and ict1. All apart from one run linux, house is running windows xp with wamp, but if this is successful, I may be removing the database and wordpress and incorporating it onto the Dell machine and leaving the current house machine for an alternative installation.

But what to name the test intranet machine? The Irish translation for Intranet is inlĂ­on.
Then there is the welsh translation, fewnrwyd. Thought this could be somewhat difficult to key in and remember.

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