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New Server Ordered

I have ordered a new server to run the blog, and a few other things I also run on the side.  The new machine will also be rather small.  It’s a 1.6GHz Intel Atom based machine with 2GB RAM, a 7200RPM 500GB SATA hard disk and DVD-ROM.  The little provisional server I’m on right now isn’t quite quick enough to handle my traffic peaks, but hopefully we’ll get past that.  The cool thing about the new machine is it cost me about $250 bucks to put together, and consumes power like a laptop.

With luck, the new server will arrive tomorrow, and be ready for operation by Wednesday.

3 Responses to “New Server Ordered”

  1. I think you’re going to like that. A few weeks ago I built a new PC for my MIL using one of those MSI Wind barebones systems, with a 160 GB 5400 RPM disk, DVD-RAM, and 2 GB of RAM. It runs XP fine. Linux should be even nicer.

    One thing to note is that out of the box, the Compact Flash slot on the mobo is Disk 0, even if there’s no CF card in it. As a result, XP installed itself to E:\, rather than C:\. So far this hasn’t been a problem except when installing Flash. There might be a way to change this in the BIOS, however.

    I posted a review of the system I built here:

    http://blogostuff.blogspot.com/2008/12/msi-wind-pc.html

  2. ParatrooperJJ says:

    So your running your own server for your blog then? Static IP?

  3. Sebastian says:

    I am 100% self-hosted. I have Verizon FiOS for business, which gets me a static address and no usage restrictions.

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