Wednesday, November 28

Rebuilt Website

The machine I was running this website on wasn't handling the load too well.  Had to rebuild.  I had a server sitting around here, so I loaded it with freebsd, and put www.joelesler.net on it.  

Now it works much better.  Had to place it in the basement of the house though, it was kinda loud with all those fans running.  Had to drill a hole in the floor of my office to get the Cat 6 cable through the floor, but all is well now.

9 comments:

McKeay said...

Joel,

I feel for you. I've been running my web server in my office for 4 years now. I'm always almost ready to pull the trigger on a new server, but something always comes up. I hope I don't have to do an emergency upgrade one of these days.

Martin

Joel Esler said...

After I brought my readers that I gained when I was on web.mac.com, back to my own server, I found out I had about 200 more readers then I did before. Then through a couple of other things that happened at the same time, I wound up with about 3500-4000 hits a day. I had a regular desktop handling the webserver, so that wasn't going to cut it.

So I had a 1U server here, dual processors, lots of RAM. Now we are a bit better.

McKeay said...

Hmm, I'm doing a little more traffic than that on a POS PIII 600 with half a gig of memory with an average load of .15 For me the choke point is my internet link, which is only 768k up.

I'm trying to do to many things on my network and I think the web server's using up bandwidth I could be using for something more useful, like listening to podcasts. :-)

McKeay said...

Joel,I feel for you. I've been running my web server in my office for 4 years now. I'm always almost ready to pull the trigger on a new server, but something always comes up. I hope I don't have to do an emergency upgrade one of these days.Martin

McKeay said...

Joel,I feel for you. I've been running my web server in my office for 4 years now. I'm always almost ready to pull the trigger on a new server, but something always comes up. I hope I don't have to do an emergency upgrade one of these days.Martin

Joel Esler said...

After I brought my readers that I gained when I was on web.mac.com, back to my own server, I found out I had about 200 more readers then I did before. Then through a couple of other things that happened at the same time, I wound up with about 3500-4000 hits a day. I had a regular desktop handling the webserver, so that wasn't going to cut it.So I had a 1U server here, dual processors, lots of RAM. Now we are a bit better.

Joel Esler said...

After I brought my readers that I gained when I was on web.mac.com, back to my own server, I found out I had about 200 more readers then I did before. Then through a couple of other things that happened at the same time, I wound up with about 3500-4000 hits a day. I had a regular desktop handling the webserver, so that wasn't going to cut it.So I had a 1U server here, dual processors, lots of RAM. Now we are a bit better.

McKeay said...

Hmm, I'm doing a little more traffic than that on a POS PIII 600 with half a gig of memory with an average load of .15 For me the choke point is my internet link, which is only 768k up.I'm trying to do to many things on my network and I think the web server's using up bandwidth I could be using for something more useful, like listening to podcasts. :-)

McKeay said...

Hmm, I'm doing a little more traffic than that on a POS PIII 600 with half a gig of memory with an average load of .15 For me the choke point is my internet link, which is only 768k up.I'm trying to do to many things on my network and I think the web server's using up bandwidth I could be using for something more useful, like listening to podcasts. :-)