Having hosted my web sites on DSL or ISDN/PSTN lines for the past 7-8 years, I finally decided to move them to a server on a faster and more reliable network. Having the servers at home was fun. Having total control is fun. I liked it a lot, but the quality of the network was the determinant factor for moving them to a hosting company. Linode was the first I signed up with about 2 weeks ago and, so far, I am satisfied. At home I had as many system resources as required, but now things are different. I am gradually moving services there, while monitoring the VPS using collectd and my home-built graphing solution and do any upgrades to the VPS plan as necessary. The operating system I chose was CentOS (that’s no surprise) doing a root LVM setup. That means that I did not use the provided distribution image, but did the installation myself. I will describe how I did this in a guide, as soon as I find the necessary free time to write it.
So, since I am configuring and fine-tuning the system, access to G-Loaded might occasionally not be possible until things are set up as I need them to be.
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