New Web Server

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Once again, my sites have become so busy that the servers are overloaded, leading to slow response and the occasional crash. I’ve done what I can to optimize MySQL, Apache, and so on, but definitely reached the point of diminishing returns.

So for the next few days I’ll be working on moving sites to a new leased server. The new server is a dual 2.4 GHz Xeon machine with 2 GB of memory and dual SCSI drives, which should be substantially faster than the single-processor 2 GHz IDE machine it’s replacing.

One great thing about this server is that it includes a remote access card that has its own IP address and power supply and can be reached via secure HTTP. I can access the card even when the server is powered off, shut it down or reboot it, and access the console for debugging. It makes it much easier to deal with problems despite the server being in another state.

This site is the first to move—so if you’re reading this, you’ve reached the new server. Let me know if anything here doesn’t work the way it should.

3 responses to “New Web Server”

  1. Tim says:

    Who do you lease your server from? I am thinking of going with Server Matrix, but I am open to other options. Just curious.

  2. I use ev1servers ( – formerly Rackshack. I was an earlier customer of theirs, and I’ve been pretty happy with the service.

  3. Tim says:

    Yes, I know a few people that use ev1servers and they are probably the only other option i am considering. Thanks for the info.

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