Today I received an email from Neil over at KohlerCreated notifying me that his website’s database was down. I checked and some other blogs were effected too, so that meant that something was up with one of the database servers :-(. We also had a VM server being removed from our rack at the datacenter… Continue reading The case of the snagged ethernet network cable!
Over the past few months our bandwidth usage has skyrocketed. So today we took the first steps in optimizing our bandwidth usage. For our bloggers there should be no negative changes. However, there will be some cool perks: +’leaderboard’ type info showing the top blogs on Weblogs.us +better performance* +we can reduce our overhead** *since… Continue reading Bandwidth improvements
We’re very excited to have a nice new (to us) 1U server headed out way: Still deciding whether this machine will become our primary DB server, or serve as a higher-end VM server for us. Either way, in addition to this one, we have one more server in our near future and hopefully we’ll be… Continue reading New hardware! 8-core Dell PowerEdge 1950
Happy Birthday to mtekk, our resident Linux expert, bane of spammers, and overall cool dude! Apparently a GPU computing midterm took up most of his actual bday, so here’s hoping that the rest of the weekend is appropriately birthday-licious :-). Thanks for all your hard work on Weblogs.us, we appreciate it!!!
Our oldest server is being retired. This server (actually a virtual machine) has been a workhorse over the years but is nowhere near as nice or polished as our new server. Better performance, better security, faster FTP access, easier maintenance… those are just a few of the benefits to the new server. Almost everyone is… Continue reading Retiring old server, moving to new server
* We’re helping bloggers from negimaki (which is ceasing WordPress hosting) transition their blogs to Weblogs.us – Dec 2010 * Updated Apache – July 2010. * Added a new Apache server running on Gentoo Linux and upgraded our FTP server. * Updated the Terms of Service (corrected typos, improved wording, clarified our strict no spam… Continue reading Archive of some recent status updates