Recent Downtime

person Billy Brawnerfolder_openOpinions, Updatesaccess_time June 28, 2016

A week ago I had a bit of downtime, because I decided to switch hosts. Previously, I was using DigitalOcean, with a droplet running Ubuntu 14.04. I paid $10 a month for a 30GB SSD, 1 CPU core, and 1GB of RAM. This used to be alright for me, because I was just running this website, which doesn’t really get a lot of traffic. Recently however, this hadn’t quite sufficed. I’ve been really researching the best way to move some of my work to the cloud. Ideally, I’d like to have a separate server for this, but in the meantime, I’ve been testing out different methods to do so here, and I’m using up too many resources to be able to run both this website and my tests. Because of this, I went ahead and switched over to Linode. With Linode, I get 24GB SSD storage, a 1 core CPU, and 2 GB of RAM at the same price. For me, having a bit more RAM was more important than the 6GB of storage that I lost. I’m nowhere near the limit anyways, so for now, this will do.

The VPS host wasn’t the only thing I changed, however. As I stated earlier, the DigitalOcean droplet I was on ran Ubuntu 14.04. I decided that I wanted to learn more enterprise-oriented Linux distributions, so I went for CentOS. Not only that, but I wanted more stability and a longer support cycle. So, I’ve noticed a few things that have broken in the migration, but if you happen to come across something that I’ve missed, please use the contact form to send me a message and let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

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