Server Replacement

I am sure that many of you have noticed that the myhack server had been a bit unreliable lately, online, offline, online, offline, etc… The server which had so faithfully powered the site for the last few years was on it’s last legs and the stability toward the end there left much to be desired.

So early in the week I ordered some replacement hardware, all enterprise grade – Intel Xeon, ECC ram, etc. I also decided to abandon my own linux based OS, which evolved from a stateless lfs (linux from scratch) concept I’ve been dabbling in here and there since about 2001… Though I may still use it for other things I have decided to migrate my server to the emerging gold standard for web hosting – illumosĀ (the kernel forked from what was previously open solaris). So now I have my own little DIY elastic cloud sitting here on a zfs array.

The server may be offline here and there over the coming days as I am still working on provisioning all the services the way I would like them to be, but the best news which I am going to announce now:

A new domain and website has been in development for the last few weeks and will be launched, along with myHack v4 alpha release (which has been in development since last november), hopefully before the end of this month!

Stay tuned.