Web site update

As of about an hour ago, the website is back on the original eMachine server – running the current Fedora 20 and booting from the internal hard drive instead of the slow small USB drive. There are a few wrinkles still to work out, but I think it probably is stable.

Watching the server, I noticed that Bing (a.k.a. Microsoft) was hammering my server with multiple requests per second – hanging off a residential cable connection without that kind of capacity is a problem. I have therefore decided to declare an end to active support for Microsoft’s Bing access. Bing has at best been a very minor source of traffic.

The windows XP machine can now return to being a test machine. Making on-the-fly changes to a production server can be a bit disruptive.

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3 Responses to Web site update

  1. WesternMA says:

    Had some problems with the program-check page yesterday, but all seems to be normal today. Is it my imagination or are the pages loading a little faster?

    • Art Stone says:

      That’s hard for me to know – since I am using the website without needing the Internet connection. Bing was hammering the website – that could be the difference. It is also on a much faster disk drive – but I doubt that is nearly as important

    • Art Stone says:

      It looks like Linux actually is using both CPU cores on the eMachine (and it’s 64 bit). The WIndows Box is running only a single core even though it has two cores.

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