I’m thinking about changing my blog host setup. Currently, I host the front end of the blog on my Linux workstation, and host the back end on my MythTV DVR system. Since I’ve gotten the MacBook Pro, I’m finding I never use the Linux workstation anymore, so all it’s doing is consuming power hosting a blog front end. I could get a single server to act both as my DVR and blog host, and anything else I might want it to do. If I’m going to consolidate both machines, I’ll probably get a new case, and a few larger hard disks so I can make a RAID5 array, to guard against data loss in the event of drive failure. I might as well make it a dual core box as well. I’ve not noticed either machine having a hard time with blog traffic. The only time I noticed it was in the middle of an Instalaunch.
The real question is whether I want to shell out 500 or so bucks when it’ll take a while to recover that in energy savings.