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Brief Update on Linode Hosting

Back in October I moved to Linode for hosting my site. Happy to report — I haven’t had any problems! Apparently there have been recent issues in late December (apparently many people were suffering some serious downtime thanks to DDOS attacks). But I wasn’t affected much — maybe a couple hours of downtime one day, but other than that, nothing. So I’m very happy here! MySQL Issues The only problem I have been having, however, are intermittent MySQL disconnections. I lost my database for ten minute stretches maybe once every two days. Of course I could see in my Linode […]

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Basic Server Administration

The separation between server administration and web development is hazy to most beginners and non-technical folks alike. They are related and there is crossover (especially with the advent of servers specifically designed to run applications built on a certain technology). But rest assured — administering and maintaining a web server is generally a different skill-set altogether from web development. For a related analogy: the person who builds the fancy safety systems in a new car might not know the first thing about building the car’s frame. Nonetheless: as a web developer, you will benefit from knowledge of basic server administration […]

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