Content related to administering the web server.

By tim, 6 January, 2023

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The Drupal Community released version 10 of its namesake software last month. Drupal 9 had been powering Genealogy By Tim G.'s landing page since shortly after the site's launch in 2020. After about a week of troubleshooting, Tim was able to update the site's Drupal installation to it's latest version, 10.0.1. 

By tim, 28 November, 2022

This month I managed to get my web server to send emails. I tell you about the history of my web server, alternatives to running your own web server, the challenges or running a web server, and lastly what I did to get automated emails up and running. It's not for the faint of heart, but for me it is a labor of love. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 20 June, 2022

This month I launch my 14-day free trial of in order to discover photos from public member trees that are not available to AncestryLibrary users. I describe some recent adventures in self-hosting, including hard drive corruption, data loss, and restoration from backup. Lastly, I lay out some personal challenges for my upcoming summer vacation. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 27 February, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The server received a hard drive update last week. Its original 160GB hard drive was replaced with a larger 320GB drive. The 2.5 inch, IDE hard drive was purchased from eBay seller hbr2015 in mid-January.