The sound of email silence.

February 14, 2007

serverOne problem solved. As I mentioned in (possibly my last) weekly column at The Blogging Times this week, I’ve had to spend money on infrastructure, another box (dedicated hosting box) to be precise, making my sum total of boxes to 3. The problem I had was the new box wasn’t provisioned until yesterday (Tuesday) lunchtime, and in the mean time Box 2 was flipping out, it got so bad that Apache was failing every 5-10 minutes, sometimes more often, every single time resulting in an email from the box to me. It’s over, god bless, and now the numbers are sweet, apache has been up for a day, and all is good in the world again…and no more apache failed email messages. A personal victory, but one I thought I might share 🙂

7 responses to The sound of email silence.

  1. Possibly your last column at TBT … Hmmm.

    You know that couldn’t get by without a comment. 🙂

    What’s the story? Quitting? Sacked? Anything juicy you’d like to sling my way? 😉

  2. No story really, the money ran out for Minic (roughly) 2-3 months ago so I’ve been doing the columns for zilch since (where as all the other columnists bailed), for Minic alone though, Minic is moving on from the site, my charity only extended as far as helping Minic out, after all, he was willing to pay me to write there in the past, not a lot but it still meant something for me. Quid Pro Quo or something like that, and I always remain loyal to those people who stood by me. Those who are against me on the other hand….well legalities prohibit me at this point 🙂

  3. That’s a shame about Mimic and TBT.

    Now at what point will those legalities be put to bed so I can get an exclusive interview with you? You do agree to an interview with me (a fellow Aussie, remember) once the legal leash has been set free? 🙂

  4. I just want to know what all the servers are for.

  5. David – probably for serving sites … sorry couldn’t resist. 😉

  6. I’m with David … what the heck is making you $30/day that needs such upgraded servers now? Are these sites public? or private? 😀

    Also .. (out of curiousity) .. what made you decide to host your sites yourself? I was thinking that if I ever lucked out on my sites, my first step would be to a dedicated server hosted by someone like Globat .. and spend $20 per month instead of $294/month … Is there any residual value of servers these days? What do you do with your infrastructure when you hit $50/pay or whatever the next level is?

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