Archive for January, 2009

New Web Site, Again

Posted in News, Systems Administration on January 31st, 2009 by Jeff – 2 Comments

I’ve setup a new blog on a new server for a variety of reasons, mostly having to do with it being a terrible idea to host on my home network. I’ve chosen a hosting service provider rather than hosting it on my own hardware. I’m using Slicehost for now. It’s fairly inexpensive (not the cheapest by far), has a good amount of positive buzz around it and they use operating system virtualization. This is cool since I get full control of my “slice” (Ubuntu) just like a regular server but upgrades are done through a web-based management console so I don’t have to drive to a Denver hosting facility to do maintenance. If I need to upgrade memory or storage I can do so with a click or two. Plus I can take snapshots of the entire slice which can be used to rebuild the whole VPS through a nifty administrative console. They don’t offer much storage but I plan to use Amazon S3 for storage on the cheap.

Anyway, so far so good.

Next up is moving my 25 web sites to the new server! (Who knew I was so rich in Internet property!)

Anyway, I’ll be posting up my old articles and files over the next couple of weeks but in the meantime here’s a nice picture:

The Flatirons