Adventurers in Server Containerisation

I have rebuilt the server – AGAIN

This time I’m using OpenVZ containers, a bit like virtual machines but with less overhead. The new setup is as follows:

Host system specs: 2×2.4GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 20GB OS disk, 120GB container disk, 2TB storage disk
The host runs a number of services to support the containers

  • HAproxy – to handle host headers and forward the http requests to the containers
  • NFS and Samba servers – to allow the LAN and the containers to access the storage disk

www container – hosts Apache, for hosting this website

MySQL container – hosts all the databases that the other containers need

Deluge container – hosts the Deluge daemon and the Deluge web front-end

Tomcat container – hosts Tomcat, for running my wife’s webapps



Links to the programs used for this project: 

openVZ -
HAproxy -