The Week When Servers Consumed Most Of My Time

The past few days have been quite hectic for me and it’s all related to servers!

  • The database server at work suffered from a faulty processor on Awal Muharram (10th January, a public holiday in Johor) and the maintenance agreement for that particular server had expired. Luckily, it’s sorted out within a few hours and a replacement processor was installed.
  • I’ve also taken on a project to set up a Linux web server for a medical supply company which needed to be delivered by the 11th. I manage to meet the deadline and the server is up and running right now.
  • I’ve purchased a VDS to host some web sites including HTNet and there were some complications in the delivery. However, it’s all sorted now.

Touching on the last point, I’ve moved the content of HTNet onto this new server and if you’re reading this then you’re seeing the first post published on the new server 🙂

If you happen to find something strange when browsing HTNet, please let me know by commenting here. Thanks!

3 responses to “The Week When Servers Consumed Most Of My Time”.

  1. Says:

    So is this like your own server you set up at home?

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    If you’re referring to point #2, then yes, the installation of the OS was done at home. No big deal really, the whole exercise took less than 30 minutes.

    Once the server was parked at the client’s premises, the first thing to do was to configure the network and that took about five minutes.

    Then came the process of updating to the latest versions of installed software, and that was done while I was sleeping… the wonders of screen 🙂

    The first thing I did the next morning was to configure the web service, database, etc and that took about one hour.

  3. papajoneh Says:

    I just cannot imagine myself in your shoes. For a not so techie, well let say, not at all on certain things like this, I already on high stress level and cracking my head to understand. I just am so glad that I have known you and make our lives better in the blogging world. Thanks.