Can one run hidden services from bootable external HDD?

I would like to install ubuntu, nginx, php, TBB on external HDD and boot the HDD when starting... seems like this should work just fine. Have anyone else tried this configuration?

  • Many thanks to Kelby and his vid tutorial on installing ubuntu to ext hdd. [YouTube tute from Kelby][1]. Now onto building out the hidden service. I'll keep posting updates here until successful. Gracias [1]: youtube.com/watch?v=KDM2LqFoHv4 – motsue Jul 27 '14 at 16:06

As long as everything is configured correctly it should work just fine.

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Ubuntu is not a distribution built for security, if you want to use a Linux host, use Debian. TorProject itself recommends thttpd for webservers.

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  • Thanks dude. so can thtpd run php? can you recommend a debian version? – motsue Aug 1 '14 at 2:02
  • thttpd can run php, as for debian version, I recommend wheezy(currentstable). If you really want full on security, take a look Whonix (whonix.org) – php_coder_3809625 Aug 1 '14 at 6:56
  • how to install whonix on an external hdd? It does not come as an ISO so cant burn to dvd. – motsue Aug 1 '14 at 15:49
  • Help! Spending hours trying to understand basics. I installed debian on external with default web server. Then I installed lighttpd which failed to connect to port 80. I stopped apache and restarted lighttpd. Cannot get any webpages to render at localhost. this is so simple with wamp or lemp why cant i see my index page using this webserver? – motsue Aug 1 '14 at 19:39

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