We’re now at cumberland.sterndata.com, a Centos 7 server at Digital Ocean. Prior to that, it was terrapin.sterndata.com, a Centos 6 server at Digital Ocean. Before that, scarletfire.sterndata.com, Centos 6 at Linode. Building servers is easy. Finding a new name that fits the theme is hard.
I’m phasing out my micro hosting site on Amazon Web Services. There have been a couple of instances lately where there were too many web queries, causing the system to run out of memory. So, we’re now hosting on a 1GB memory virtual machine somewhere in a cloud center near DFW.
For those who care, it’s a XEN HVM running Centos 6.2, hosted at.
So far, so good. There are a few bumps at Thrust::VPS aka Damn::VPS aka :ioMart
- One time when the VPS went offline and tech support had to bring it back.
- There is a timeout getting to pear.php.net from the VPS. Every other web site is OK. Tech support is baffled, as am I. It may have something to do with routing.
- The network card doesn’t work with the latest kernel (2.6.32-220) from CentOS. This seems to be a CentOS bug and has been reported through their tracking system.
- There’s some difficulting getting the rDNS set properly. Tech support is working on it.