New webserver!

Long and the short of it, I’ve got a new webserver of my very own! It’s made from old parts and it’s running Linux on an AMD K6-2 400MHz with 128MB of RAM, and a 1.6GB hard drive. It’s sitting here on my desk right next to my big computer and it’s name is “Spyder”. I’ve got a picture if you wanna see. I’ve been trying to get the hardware working for the past week or two and tonight I did the software install. I installed the OS, got the web server working, and then the database. That took a bit and there were some hitches involving database keys and timezones. Very weird stuff. Anyways, this thing is running out of my living room so we’ll see how that goes. On the plus side, I now have quite a lot more disk space than I used to. Problem is that I’m not sure how static this IP address is and I have no permanent DNS entry. I was wondering if my pal Bill had any advice on this.

Well, that was nice and technical. Hope it all works out. In other news, we had a LAN party over in the good ol’ UO dorms and it was totally sweet. The word to descibe the Starcraft game was “Epic”. It lasted about 3 hours or something. Very cool. I’ve got some pics of the event and I’ll post here again when I get ’em up. Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and Kim’s thowing a party over at dad and Estelle’s place, so that should be fun. A good portion of my readership will be there, so I’ll try to get some pics of y’all and post ’em here so everyone can see themselves. =)

That’s all from me! Enjoy the snow, Eugene!!! (Yeah, it snowed. Talk about burying the lead!)

7 Responses to “New webserver!”

  1. Megs says:

    It was indeed an epic Starcraft game. Not to mention more levels of Tower Defense were beaten then ever before. Truly, the LAN of ’03 (pronounced, of course, as “aught three”) will live on in memory for many winters to come.

    And the new server still rocks. We love you, Spyder! (ooouah)

  2. Bill says:

    I’m assuming you have a domain name you want to point at your webserver. First you need some nameservers for your domain that you can have point at your IP address. I suggest using for this purpose. You have to write the zone file yourself but you’re up to the challenge, right?

    Since you’re on DSL the IP address shouldn’t change a lot. It probably technically is dynamic, but they just don’t change all that often. So you could just point at it as if it were static. Or if you are paranoid about it changing, you could go with any number of places that provide Dynamic IP redirection (search on “dynamic IP”), although this article seems to say you can do it yourself with PHP, of which you are fond, so maybe give that a looksee.

    Also that LAN party sounds like it was wicked awesome!

  3. sara says:

    don’t listen to any communists who tell you your ip won’t change much, when we had dsl it was a goddamn *weekly* event. I’d suggest just shelling out for some statics. I think ours cost a huge 5 a month or something.

  4. Annie says:

    Well, being nonsavvy myself, all this means to me is that I will probably change my bookmarks when I get home, but only after using the old one enough times to get sick of having to click on the link. I can do that, right? Changing bookmarks. Right..
    I feel the urge to express my vanity and cry out my need to see New Year’s pictures.
    Life is good. My cat is cranky. Too much excitement for one week. What is with this “snow” junk? Mrraap!

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