Switching to a new server Dec 16, 2015

As you may know, the various websites here at JeeLabs are served locally. Houten offers very fast Fiber-To-The-Home connections, my ISP (XS4ALL) is excellent, and I don’t see the point of putting everything in the cloud. Sure, it’s a bit more work to keep going, but this way I can delude myself into thinking that I am “the master of my own universe” …

This Mac Mini server has been doing all the work for several years now:

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But for various reasons it’s now time to revisit that setup and simplify things further:

As you’ll see, I’m jettisoning a lot of dead weight. The resulting server is much cheaper, consumes far less energy, is more robust, has fewer moving parts, is easier to manage, and handles page requests much faster than before. What is there not to like about this, eh?

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