New Web Host!

On August 31, 2010, in Technology, by Mark Ranes
Mac Mini Server

New Mac Mini Server!

It’s me!

After closing my web hosting business last year, I moved all my web domains to a large web hosting company, in hopes of speeding up page loads and increasing reliability. Little did I realize that reliability would actually be significantly worse after the move. My web host, as of yesterday (still un-named, but rhymes with Mo’Baddy:), was causing at least a third of my page views to report web server errors, along with occasionally simply going belly-up for periods of an hour or longer. About four months ago, they notified me that they had moved all my sites to a different shared server to increase reliability. With the move, it got worse.

I’ve been missing the geekiness of hosting my own sites, so I invested in a Mac mini Server and I’m now again hosting the Lazy Brewer completely on my own Internet circuit and personal hardware.  Additionally, I’l be hosting my own file, calendar, image upload and mail services.  Being a control freak, this makes me happy:)

This little server is also serving as a media server for my family room, using the newly released Plex 9 media server software.  It works with the new Plex for iOS iPhone/iPad app that has a remote control for the system, as well as remote viewing of your media.  Very, very cool stuff!

Life is good!

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