As an fyi, the site will be taken down over this 6/23-6/24 weekend at some point as we physically re-locate the computer that it runs upon. Do not be alarmed if you surf to the site over the next few days and get a 404 error. We’re not going away;we’re just moving.
Technical details for those interested: we host www.nationalsarmrace.com (and a slew of other domain names, including bossconsulting.com, my personal email domain) on a 1-U pizza box running Free BSD out of my home. I have 13 static IPs flowing into the house, and we NAT them through the fios router to support multiple virtual servers on the box. We run 2 domain name servers, web, mail, filestore, and a mysql database to go along with at least 6 domain names (and possibly more; the cluster technically belongs to a former colleague of mine who hosts projects for his neesd as I do). After 10 years, I’m moving and needed a hosting solution. I just couldn’t run servers out of my home anymore so we’re moving the servers temporarily to a rack-space that my colleague controls and maintains, with the eventual desire to move the services to a managed cloud somewhere.
My big challenge is less with this site (its basic wordpress, seemingly hostable at most any where) as it is with bossconsulting.com, which hosts a large historical searchable database of professional racquetball matches (my other passion). I need an email solution and a webserver like most people, but I also need a mysql database AND the web CGI ability to run old-school perl code against it. The site is www.bossconsulting.com/irt for those interested; I havn’t updated the static docs for the end of the 2011-12 season yet. If anyone has any recommended hosting solutions for this cluster I’d be happy to hear them.
Thanks, see you again soon, Todd