is now complete! Well, all the parts are here and are in working
condition, but I still need to configure it so it'll be a little bit before
the server is online. I ended up with a 1.13 ghz Tualatin with 512k
cache and it runs great. Interestingly enough, I did some benchmarks
between the 1.13 ghz Tualatin and the 1.1 ghz Celeron and there wasn't
all that much of a difference. Very minimal difference in fact.
Oh well, that's life.
I've been hitting the Step-by-Step
section pretty hard so now I have 5 new guides. Actually more like
3 guides with sub parts. Let me know if you find any errors.
a new webserver software to our server software section. It's called
Web Server. What's pretty cool is that it supports Perl and PHP.
The minimal requirements are pretty low as well. Here are some of
Abyss Web Server
1.0 is a free personal web server available for Windows and Linux operating
systems. Despite its tiny footprint (the executable file size is
less than 76 KB), it supports HTTP/1.1 and dynamic content generation through
CGI/1.1 scripts. It features also a remote web management interface
that makes its configuration as easy as browsing a web site.
I added a new section to our
forums called "Business/Financial
Issues". Talk about all aspects of running a business whether
your business is your website, web hosting, selling ad space, etc.
I hope you guys use it well. This addition is the result of user
feedback from you guys. Thanks!
A very exciting thing happened
this week. Our online
forums now have over 1000 members! This is a very cool development
for this site. I particularly like our forums because they answer
so many questions that the rest of this site cannot. Also, I always
get emails from people with surprise of how helpful the people in the forums
are. It is truly a "check your ego at the door" kind of place and
this is great for newbies and old-timers alike. The helpful spirit
of our forums is what keeps this place kicking. Thanks guys!
Here's the deal with the
new server. I bought a Dell Poweredge 500sc with a Celeron 1.1 ghz
cpu. I wanted to upgrade the cpu to something better so after much
research and phone calls to Dell tech support, I bought a Intel 1.13 Tualatin
w/ 256k of cache. Guess what? When I put the cpu into the mobo,
it said the cache amount was incorrect! The technicians at Dell were
so clueless about this. Turns out that I need a Tualatin w/ 512k
of cache. So now I'm looking for one. If any of you guys have
a 1.26 ghz or 1.13 ghz Tualatin with 512k cache not 256k cache,
and are willing to sell it to me for a good price, drop me an email.
I'd prefer a 1.26 ghz chip, but it's not that important.
The other component of the
server that I just got was the Promise
Fasttrack TX2000. The good people at Promise were kind enough
to donate the card for our server. Before I got word that Promise
was going to send the TX2000, I was going to use an older Promise Fasttrack
66 which is a very decent card as well. So that's the status of the
server. Still looking for a cpu and then we can get rolling.
I kinda feel guilty building
this new server since our current server still runs great. The cpu
load rarely exceeds 3 percent. You can see the full specs in the
Cable Modem/DSL Tuning Guide to our Connection
page. It's a very comprehensive website. Very nice.
Boy am I tired. The
year 2002 has been pretty tough on me so far. I need a vacation.
Oh well, what can you do except suck it up and keep on chugging?
(I don't mean beer =) Then again...
Some of you have been asking
about the new server I bought. Well, it's here, but it's not quite
ready yet. I'm still waiting for 2 components to come in. This
server is pretty dang sweet. Don't worry, I'll be sure to share tons
of pictures when it's done.
Also, this new 384/384 that
this website is hosted on seems to be working pretty well. I'm happy
that it's stable and pretty fast. Hope you guys enjoy it.
I added two new pieces of
software to Server Software. See
if they work for you.
I added GoDaddy.com
to Domain Name since they only cost $8.95
per domain. A lot of people seem to be very happy with them.
I added PC
Pitstop's Internet Connection Center to the Tests/Tools
As always, many more new
Sites entries. Always fun to see what's up.
Added a new webserver software
to Server Software called Lil
HTTP Server. This was recommended by Jay. Thanks Jay!
Here is another very cool
piece of webserver software. Wanna be your
own Webhost? Try this:
Free - Allows you to become a simple webhost. "WebHost Free is
basically a CGI script that allows you to become your own Geocities. It
allows you to automatically accept user signups and uploading from the
in his modifications to the Shuttle SV24 to accommodate a second hard drive.
I added his mods to the SV24 review.
a few more firewall products to uh... Firewall.
Duh. :) Do you guys ever wonder where the term firewall comes