Archive for the ‘Server’ Category

First post on Hostgator

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

As Diane's web space on Dreamhost wasn't letting me FTP, I've moved all my sites to Hostgator, which I chose after seeing which web hosting company got the best reviews. No real complaints so far, though my 91 meg database table file took two goes to upload. I'm currently uploading a ...

WordPress Dash 5 minutes later

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I take it back. It IS possible to choose a category.

Server move

Friday, May 20th, 2005

I've just moved my new sites to another server. I'm currently trying to work out if the domain name has propagated yet. I get the feeling it has.

Lexicon registration problems

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Lexicon registration problems Wednesday 13th April - I've just realised that every single e-mail that people have sent via the Lexicon contact form since OCTOBER 2004 were sent to the wrong place. ::jaw drop:: I just happened to log into my old, supposedly unused, e-mail account, and hundreds of registration and ...

2048/2048 ADSL getting cheaper

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

You can now get 2048/2048 ADSL with a static IP for $119.95 a month. A few months ago, speeds like that were nearly $300. Of course, it's a bit of a rip off, with 1 prepaid gig and $100 per extra gig but it's on the right track. If I want ...

DNS server

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

I was unable to send mail from my laptop today. It turns out that my ISP's DNS had 'forgotten' the address for the send mail server. My boyfriend and I were on the phone for ages trying to sort out the problem.

Noisy server

Monday, November 15th, 2004

My server is awfully noisy. I don't know whether that's due to that fact I now use a silent iBook or whether it's actually gotten noisier lately.

Server Down

Friday, October 29th, 2004

The server was down for about 3 and a half hours this morning. I'm not sure what crashed it. It was working fine before I left for work. I rebooted it at lunchtime.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

I walked around with Chris's eTrex tonight while I was walking the dog. I think I'm getting the hang of using it. I've marked all the locations and views along my usual dog-walking path and it's strange to look at the screen and see the waypoints close in as I ...

Patrols are out

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

Went to the beach yesterday and found it was being patrolled by lifeguards. I didn't think they were supposed to start until October. Didn't see my boyfriend today because he had the flu this week and I desperately don't want to catch it and be sick for my business trip to ...

Killer Search Engines

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

The server has been most unstable of late. Dirge and Spud managed to work out why, last night. Lexicon is getting bombarded with search engine spider requests. Several a second. The server load goes up to ridiculous levels and then the server freezes. Inktomi and Google - you have a lot of ...

iMac and Server Upgrades

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

The new G5 iMac looks plainer than the previous 'iLamp' model (which I thought was cute). I wasn't impressed by the new iMac at first but it's growing on me. It will certainly go with my iPod, something Apple clearly had in mind, 'cos the introductory video was keen to ...

Problems Renewing Domain

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

I tried to renew and got many error messages. First it told me my form wasn't complete, then it said: We're sorry, there was an error extending the domain name The error was: "There is already an open order for this domain." I e-mailed the registry company and they fixed it within ...

Server Memory Leak Fixed

Thursday, August 5th, 2004

Kudos to Spud (just back from a holiday in Africa and very cheeky) and Dirge who fixed the server memory leak on Tuesday night. 'Leaking memory' means the server gradually uses up all its RAM and swap file memory then freezes because it doesn't have any memory left. The memory leak ...

Lexicon Testing

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

The Lexicon database has been entered into a copy of Fabulister and it is now open for testing. I've found a few bugs so far, the major one being that I can't log in.

Server Wish-List

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

I've seen a few things lately that I'd love to buy for the Lexicon server. The first is the Powerkey Pro. It looks like a six plug power board but it's a full server management system. It monitors a server, making sure that the software hasn't crashed. If it detects ...

MySQL Crash

Friday, June 18th, 2004

The MySQL database crashed about 9pm last night, I'm guessing from heavy use. I restarted the server and it was up again in about a minute. It's the first time it has crashed in weeks - I'm guessing because Dirge is working mornings now and isn't around to restart it when ...

Server and Modem Now Stable

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

It's been about two weeks since I swapped modems with my boyfriend on my birthday. He got my more advanced, but more unstable, WLAN modem and gave me the next model down, which didn't have WLAN but had a whole lot more memory. In the two weeks since then, Lexicon has ...


Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

The server was down this morning for about 3 hours. The network cable had fallen out of the back of the modem. Perhaps the yellow-bellied glider that sometimes visits the server room brushed against the cable last night. They are cute animals but if they make a habit of annoying ...