The last few weeks have been tough on my web servers. The release of iPhone OS 3.0 tripled my site traffic overnight as folks investigate the new Exchange integration features, and traffic to IT commentary site, Gestalt IT, which I also host, has been growing rapidly. Plus, Google just refreshed PageRank again, sending even more visitors my way. I had switched from Dreamhost … [Read more...] about Setting Up a Multi-Server Web Hosting Environment
I've been using Dreamhost as my hosting provider since 2000, mostly happily. But last year I began receiving enough traffic that I could no longer rely on shared hosting. Last Fall, I switched all of my domains to a virtual private server at Dreamhost - an easy upgrade that doubled my hosting bill but promised all the performance I would need. Sadly, this was not the … [Read more...] about Apologies For The 404s!
Google added a nifty feature to their arsenal of sorta-world-taking-over products the other day (while I was away) - chatback. This lets us webby-writing people add a special chat balloon to our pages which lets random strangers google-talk with us. So I added it to my sites and actually had a productive use for it today! But not all is bunnies and flowers... … [Read more...] about Google Chatback Rocks and Rolls