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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Today I switched the dns for thesh17.com to point to a new VPS. I’ve had thesh17.com on dreamhost for a long time and it’s done well, but has been pretty sluggish the last few months. I’m still keeping my dreamhost service active since I have a few other websites hosted on it, and like the idea of having an extra place to keep everything backed up.

I purchased a Linode VPS about a week ago, and so far it’s pretty awesome. They’ve done a great job with how they have their provisioning is set up and everything. I installed a basic CentOS set up and a few tweaks. After the dns finishes propagating and all of the traffic goes to the new server, I’ll do some apache/mysql tuning and possibly switch PHP to fastcgi. I’m also considering switching to lighthttpd instead of apache, but haven’t used it enough to want to try yet.

Anyway, if you’re seeing this post then it means you’re already loading the site from the new server. Everyone else should within the next 24-48 hours. In the mean time, the site will stay up on both servers.

If anyone runs in to any random errors or problems, shoot me an e-mail: johntash [at] thesh17.com

Edit: Apache’s been swapping like crazy most of the day and would keep bringing the load up to 140+. I tuned the process/thread limits down quite a bit and it seems to be okay so far. Hopefully it can still handle the traffic it was getting though.

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posted by johntash at 6:04 pm  

2 Comments

  1. And of course I forgot to move the uploads folder over. All the images should be fixed now hopefully

    Comment by tash — November 1, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  2. You so silly!

    Comment by Kanchi — November 6, 2009 @ 10:47 am

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