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2010-01-19 - 02:04:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Tech: Hardware | Strategy |

Did you miss me?

Over the last few days I've been upgrading the server kit I use to run my websites and API services on. The main server moved up from a dual 2.4GHz Xeon to dual 2.8Ghx Xeons, and from 2Gb of RAM tripled to 6Gb. I think that should cope with almost anything that gets thrown at it. (It is presently running around 50 websites and 3 million rows of MySQL data).

I also hived off my public NTP and DNS functions on to a separate box, and after reading some time back about how FreeBSD is a far better operating system for running the NTP daemon that is what the box running these services now is using. And I have to say the improvement in stability is amazing; something around a factor of 104.

There are a few more tweaks to come, but glad to be back.



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Today at 01:48 »
@planet4589 So you're saying be careful where you stand outside? Got it. 🙄
Today at 01:43 »
Meh.
Today at 01:30 »
USA people: "you can't do that!"UK people: "you can't do that!"Politicians: "why not? Hold my beer"
Yesterday at 21:46 »
Whups ... another one just quit, so FORTY-THREE people can't stand to work with the fool.#JohnsonOUT
@AlisonW : In the last 28 hours FORTY-TWO people have resigned from the British Government ... and one has been fired."May w… https://t.co/kQ4f1hyYuN
Yesterday at 21:34 »
Chasing random MAC addresses around the network ... Oh what a fun life I lead.
Yesterday at 21:31 »
@RozKaveney Being ignored.
Yesterday at 21:30 »
In the last 28 hours FORTY-TWO people have resigned from the British Government ... and one has been fired."May w…