In my web development career, I have countless times needed to look at Apache logs to figure out or find out about problems with sites, monitor activity, or for various other purposes. I’ve used command line tools to help with this, often looking for strings and counting occurrences. Since I recently needed to create a command string to count unique IP’s connected to a given string in the logs, I thought I’d post about it and a few related useful commands.Continue reading post "Looking at Apache logs with command line tools"
There was another DreamCompute incident leading to downtime of my site / server.Continue reading post "DreamCompute downtime incident 2020"
I’m kind of excited that we moved the first site onto a new server setup at Cogneato. I had worked off and on on the setup for months before we finally went forward with it. It brings a new OS, new host, new software, and a number of other changes to our previous setup.Continue reading post "New server setup at Cogneato"
Somehow, my recent upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 switched the Apache MPM module installed and thus disabled HTTP2 for PHP requests on my server.Continue reading post "#2889"
I upgraded my server from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 this weekend.Continue reading post "Server upgrade: Ubuntu 20.04"
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.
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.
I recently got h2 (HTTP 2.0) running on my server.Continue reading post "HTTP 2 on Ubuntu 18.04 with Apache and PHP"
Woo-hoo. My site is finally sending h2 (HTTP 2.0).Continue reading post "#2103"