Hosted!

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At long last, my websites are now hosted somewhere that isn’t subject to the ineptitude of NIPSCO or Comcast!

I’ve moved all my websites to a GoDaddy web hosting account. It’s only costing me about $80 a year, so it’s relatively inexpensive. It’s an experiment in downsizing my energy consumption at home. Shutting down my storage server was a big step in the right direction. It consisted of a giant 3U rackmount server with 16x 2TB hard drives, 3x power supplies, and a roar that rivals that of a Pratt and Whitney jet engine. It generated nearly enough heat to keep the house heated during the winter months all by itself. Shutting down that server probably lowered my electric bill by $75 a month.

Now if I can manage to convince myself to get hosted email, I can resize my home network to be more inline with what an average home might have…

Nah… conformity blows. Besides, I like saying that I have my own Exchange server.

Updated: Jackass Takes Down Godaddy DNS Servers

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Update: Godaddy announced today (Sep 11, 2012)┬áthat it was an internal issue that caused the outage, and the punk hacker was just trying to make himself look cool by saying he did it. He’s still a jackass regardless.

So I’m wondering why in the hell some of my services hosted at home aren’t working anymore. Well the answer is simple, some jackass decided to screw with Godaddy’s DNS servers and all my domains are using Godaddy hosted DNS servers.

Thanks a lot, jackass.

Well it looks like I’m going to have to do a little work to make my DNS structure a little more resilient to failure. Currently, Godaddy is a single point of failure for me. And here I thought I was in good shape because I was having them host it instead of doing it locally. Perhaps I’ll set up my own authoritative server and have Godaddy act as a secondary. Of course I’ll probably have to pay extra to do it that way. I would know for sure except that… well… Godaddy’s own site is down. I’ll bet they’re slightly more pissed off than I am.