mysql database corruption.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

What got me up early Saturday and then up at 1am on Sunday? Server hardware failure…which led to some database corruption. I have never had to deal with database corruption, so I did not even know my problem was database corruption until after calling the helpful tech guys at Liquid Web. (I am not one to usually call tech support, but at 136am on a Sunday…I did not feel like spending time at mysql.com or google.com.) I first noticed something on Saturday morning, but after restoring a database table from a backup, everything was golden. I told myself…it had to… Read More »

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web hosts, the journey continues once again.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

Well, after multiple outages in the last few weeks, I think it is once again, time to move to another host. I had high hopes for Host Gator but I cannot handle too many more conversations with the tech support people because of outages. Next up: another go at a VPS account at Liquid Web. The conversion begins tonight. [tags]web hosts, jappler.com, Host Gator, Liquid Web[/tags]

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automate cpanel backup.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

For months I have been manually backing up my web sites. Last night, I learned my lesson and realized I needed to have something more dependable in place. (and I am pretty damn dependable). I finally took the time to research the process of automating a CPanel update. The script I found and used is freely available and easy to use. How to completely automate your CPanel backup and store the files remotely: There are three main parts to this process: The backup script. Download the script. Edit the script’s configuration variables as needed (see instructions on the download script… Read More »

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web hosts, the journey continues.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

Ken often asks me: “what is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?”. The last time he asked I told him I would take a cab to a Land Rover dealer and buy myself a Range Rover. I would like to continue my response to add that I would then drive home and go to apple.com and buy three Xserves. Two for web servers (one main, one failover) and the other Xserve as a development server or backup server (or game server). I would drive my new Range Rover with the Xserves in the back to… Read More »

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a new day, another host.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

Jappler.com will be moving to a new host ASAP. I have been moving hosts for awhile now…and thought I had a good one: hostgator.com. After some downtime and idiotic conversation with the “support”, I decided I deserved better and needed to be able to take more responsiblity for my web presence. I decided to go, upon recommendation from Ken, to ServInt (the people that fark.com use) [tags]web hosts, jappler.com, ServInt[/tags]

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Web Hosts, A Journey

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

I had been wanting to move my personal web site on a server that supported both PHP and MySQL for awhile since I started working with the two technologies. After talking to a friend about it, he suggested I find a host and do month to month billing until I am satisfied with the hosting company. My first stop on the hosting journey: TowerHost. TowerHost had great prices and good plans, but horrible support. Ex. They offered IMAP mail, yet do a search in their support section for IMAP, nothing. I filled out a support form, and it took over… Read More »

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