I have finally, effectively, fully said goodbye to Dreamhost after around 14 years.Continue reading post "#4018"
DreamCompute account cancelled
I have finally shut down my DreamCompute server on Dreamhost after my recent four day downtime incident. I was waiting on a client to move her DNS to the new server, but the old one was having more problems in the interim.Continue reading post "DreamCompute account cancelled"
Goodbye Dreamhost, hello Digital Ocean
My server, and with it my blog, a client site, and other web properties, was down for four days. I put in a support ticket and didn’t get a response until the fourth day. I’ve been with Dreamhost since 2009, and using DreamCompute since 2017, but I don’t think the product gets nearly the focus that their shared / managed stuff does. I use Digital Ocean at work, and it has been a much more polished and solid product for unmanaged VPS. That is where my site is now hosted.Continue reading post "Goodbye Dreamhost, hello Digital Ocean"
DreamCompute downtime incident 2020
There was another DreamCompute incident leading to downtime of my site / server.Continue reading post "DreamCompute downtime incident 2020"
This site was down tonight, possibly for a couple hours, seemingly due to another issue with DreamCompute.Continue reading post "#2486"
DreamCompute disruption incident
My server and site were down for about 16 hours from Tuesday evening (≈18:08) to Wednesday morning (≈10:36). This was due to a significant problem that occurred due to an upgrade to the Ceph system running Dreamcompute. Numerous people were affected, based on Twitter posts, and we still have little information about what happened.Continue reading post "DreamCompute disruption incident"
So, this site was down for like 16 hours due to a botched update of DreamCompute by Dreamhost. Back up and running now. Will report more when I get home tonight.
2784, the first HTTP port
Looking at a page discussing the code of the first web browser (WorldWideWeb), I noticed a line designating port 2784 as
OLD_TCP_PORT. After looking into it a bit more, I determined that this was the port used for the web until port 80 was officially designated in January of 1992.
Move: Shared to VPS server
Alright. After much effort, I have moved my site from Dreamhost shared hosting to their DreamCompute (unmanaged VPS). I now have my own (virtual) server to do with as I please.Continue reading post "Move: Shared to VPS server"