I have finally gotten to updated my home ‘server’ from an ancient AMD to a modern i5 (with more RAM). I had Ubuntu server on the old one, but am not tied to that moving forward. My original plan was to do CentOS + oVirt, but with the recent CentOS news I’m not sure.
I liked having the Ubuntu base, before snaps and dockers were as popular as they are now. Since it will be LAN-only, I’m not too picky on security. I would rather rename my server/services to be something like
app.homeserver.lan. I am familiar with nginx, but not https on local area.
With all that said, what would you do differently if redeploying your home server? What things did you buy-in on that you would like to change now? I want to set this one up for another 5+ years without having to go back to change anything!