Praveen's Blog

An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

Hosting migrated to a new server

Finally I have moved out of my old host beacuse of all the difficulties I was facing with them. Even the IP address of my hosting server was blacklisted and they were not ready to do anything about it. I got pissed off with thier service and finally bailed out.

All the services are now moved to my new (virtual) server from VPSlink. Eventhough I bought this almost a month back, I had to setup and try various things before moving all my web services here.

I am running Apache 2, Exim 4.60, Spamassassin, ClamAV, Courier IMAP, Courier POP, Squirrelmail and other supporting services like SSH, FTP, finger, etc on Ubuntu 6.06. The reason for taking more time to configure these things is that I have only 512 MB of available memory and I have to make use of it efficiently. So, I had to tweak various applications to use minimal footprint of memory.

Also setting up Exim with SSL authentication and making it to use Spamassassin and ClamAV for mail filtering took a while. Thanks to the following links.

Finally I am happy that all my web services are running on a server to which I have full access and control (root) and all the services are hand picked by me! But I have 1 year and 3 months of hosting period left with!