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.