New Dedicated Server, Behemoth!
Let’s start off with the dedicated server upgrade! I know, I have a problem. At this point, I have eight virtual private servers from four different providers. The beefiest of the bunch used to run Helali.me, this blog, and Slothy.win. I also used my second beefiest VPS to run my own mail-server (Eagle), a Plex instance, and a mastodon server. I’ve since axed the mastodon server.
The newest addition is a 16 Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage dedicated server that is going to consolidate most of the services I run. I called it Behemoth as an homage to my favorite blackened metal band. I needed to minimize the amount of maintenance and time spent updating/servicing all those VPS’ in preparation for my senior year. While maintaining a dedicated server is more involved, dealing with a single server ends up easier overall.
Helali.me, this blog, and the Plex server have all been migrated to the dedicated server. I’ll need to rebuild the other VPS’ and idle them until renewal time comes.
Now to the blog changes. I recently decided that I’m going to actually start using this blog as a sort of diary/log. This is an attempt to keep myself sane during my senior year…
Practically all of content available right now has to do with Linux/tech, and that won’t really change. I’m currently writing a mailcow tutorial (self-hosted mail server) along with a detailed article explaining my current server setup. I also want to work on a tutorial for compiling nginx with Google’s pagespeed module, along with brotli compression.
The “new” content is going to be a build log of a new computer build I’ll be working on. I already started ordering a few parts, but I’m still left with a few decisions to make (ex: AMD or Intel?). I’ll probably be done ordering parts by October, and the build will conclude around that time.
I’ll be making a three/four part article series documenting the build as I progress through it. I’ve decided to name it Beelzebub. The general theme is black / subdued with some RGB aspects, but I’d like to keep that to a minimum.
Anyway, I’ll be publishing Part 1 that goes into the parts I already ordered and received, with two part lists that’ll I have to choose between. So hang tight for that if you’re interested 🙂 ETA is Sunday.
- May – August: I’ve been working on a research project all summer, and I think I’ll be using it as my senior design project if everything goes to plan. Having a head start is great 😉
- September – October: Start of the Fall semester, I’m going to get my Aggie ring (!) and start working on my senior design project. I’ll also start receiving the rest of the parts for Beelzebub, just in time for me to assemble the build during the fall break.
- November – December: Probably going to be very busy during that time. December happens to be the renewal time for a lot of my smaller servers, and I’m probably going to axe a few idling servers.