Apache compile standards

I’ve been spending time at work standardizing our Apache configuration and installs. It’s been fun working out exactly what modules we do/might need and compiling with the right performance enhancers (mpm=worker, enable nonportable atomics, etc).

I went ahead and upgraded the home server last night as well – got to a secure openssl and latest apache, and put a buncha modules as DSOs that I might include in the config later.

What a nice job – getting to work on Apache and open source stuff like that.

Hosted Servers

I’ve been looking at hosted servers to house a project or two of mine that should make a little money, but since they won’t make that much money, at least not at first, I am looking for cheaper prices.

I was originally looking for mirrored disks, but that seems to cost a lot, especially since even double disk setups are not provided as mirrored, I have decided that I will just use MySQL replication to my home server and do backups there. The main static program will be rsync’ed from my home server to the remote server.

First I saw Server Beach, and would have signed up with them if my project was ready – about $99 a month. Fortunately I also found ServerPronto for only $30 a month, though I have read they are not really all that “pronto” and hackers may get to it before you do. Still, it seems to be the way to go. I just need to finish the project, and work out the details of replicating everything. Just as well, neither site is running Fedora Core 2 yet…