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If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates?

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates? I'm hosting a website on a Mac mini in a datacenter, and some of my software required a newer version of PHP than what's included out-of-the-box in OS X Mountain Lion. I keep getting the notification saying system updates are ready, and restart to install. But I'm scared it's going to overwrite my PHP upgrades and break everything. And it took me an insanely long time to get the PHP upgrade to work properly and play nicely with OS X Server.
posted by ferdinandcc on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

Cool things to do with a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter?

I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Did my hosting provider respond appropriately?

My blog made the front page of a major social media site this morning and the provider promptly locked my entire account for "abuse". It took 6 hours for my blog to come back online. Was that a typical response? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Apr 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Minecraft Server Hosting?

Can you recommend decent, inexpensive Minecraft server hosting? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 answers

I want my emails to work

How do I pick a web hosting service that has an email server that is not blacklisted? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Jan 2, 2012 - 7 answers

The low-end of the dedicated server market

Alternatives for cheap bare-metal dedicated servers (not VPS): Sub $25 a month! What is happening in France? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Having the site go down would be bad....

We're sending out about 55,000 postcards to members of our organization. Those postcards direct them to visit a brand-new website for information on a new program. Assuming that all 55,000 members have at least some interest in the new program (which they likely do, or they wouldn't pay for the membership in the first place) what kind of website traffic should we be prepared to handle during that first week? What specific hosting package (vendor and package name) would you suggest we buy to best absorb the traffic for this project.
posted by anastasiav on Nov 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Hosted Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in Brazil?

I need a dedicated Microsoft Windows Server 2003 hosted in Brazil. I know nothing about Brazil, and I'm in the United States. [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Sep 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me find a green hosting provider

Help me find a green hosting provider. I am a fan of what Slicehost offers, particularly their great priced virtualized servers, but I am looking for a certified carbon neutral provider. Any ideas?
posted by avex on Feb 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Contemplating getting my own server

How would the new Mac Mini server compare to a cheap shared hosting account? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Oct 20, 2009 - 28 answers

Researching website options

Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS. Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me create an RSS feed from a site updated daily

How can I create an RSS feed from a wordpress site that doesn't add new posts, only updates the SAME post every day? Please direct me to online tools I can utilize based on specifics below. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Aug 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Any recommendations for billing and management software that allows me to resell hosting on a virtual dedicated server?

Any recommendations for billing and management software that allows me to resell hosting on a virtual dedicated server? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Mar 24, 2009 - 8 answers

My application requests an XML file and I need to plan how to host that file so it's always available and zippy

Please give me some input on web hosting planning for a small XML file which might get a lot of requests. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I be of service?

HostingFilter: (no not the geeky kind...) I just got a job as a host in a franchised restaurant. I know food and wine, but I don't know 'people' or restaurants. As a customer, what would you like to see more (or less!) of when you're being greeted and seated? Any helpful tips from service veterans? [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Getting a simple https folder to call my own

Is there a hosting service that will provide me a directory to put some simple https (SSL) content without a lot of $$$ and effort? [more inside]
posted by tinkertown on Jun 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How to give others access to a folder on my computer?

What's the easiest way for me to host files for friends to download directly off my computer? I'm running Ubuntu 7.10. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Jan 23, 2008 - 29 answers

How do you calculate the burden a bit of PHP is likely to put on the server?

How do you calculate the burden a bit of code is likely to put on the server? Extra points for free and easily understood. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Aug 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I buy an $800 Linux Server?

I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 10, 2007 - 9 answers

How much can we cheap-out on this?

Could you host a website behind a cable modem with some crappy hardware? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Oct 11, 2006 - 21 answers

Setting up a dedicated web server

A dedicated Fedora Plesk server has been set up for me at a hosting company, and as a site admin I'm not sure what to do next. Is there a good guide or tutorial anywhere that will get me up to speed on preparing a dedicated server for a website that uses PHP and mysql? Will I have to install Apache? Are those programs normally installed by default with run-of-the-mill dedicated hosting? This company's documentation is scarce and I think I'm in over my head.
posted by rolypolyman on Sep 22, 2006 - 4 answers

What is the best way to deal with a dedicated server provider gone M.I.A.?

What is the best way to deal with a dedicated server provider gone M.I.A.? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on May 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Recommend a server hosting comapny?

Recommend a server hosting company that's reliable and responsive. I want to be able to upgrade my plan in a hurry. Also, a cheap mirroring service. [more inside]
posted by Imperfect on Dec 21, 2005 - 19 answers

Surviving the Slashdot effect

Help us survive a major-but-short-term traffic spike. [more inside]
posted by blag on Sep 21, 2005 - 15 answers

Networks? Servers? Huh?

I need help to find out why my mother's website is down because I know nothing about networks, servers, or apparently anything else. [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Mar 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Domain name retention

My current host is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
posted by teem on Nov 18, 2004 - 6 answers

Colocation: should I? how would I go about it? best books and resources? best facilities in Michigan or nearby?

Colocation: What are the best colocation facilities in the Michigan area (or elsewhere if it's very good)? What do I need to know about server administration, what books do I need to read, and is it worth the hassle? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by banished on Nov 2, 2004 - 5 answers

Simple Site Setupt

A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete on Aug 25, 2004 - 6 answers

Moving Domain Hosts

I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jan 13, 2004 - 7 answers

3 serious hardware questions

Three'fer:
(1) Is there a significant difference between running Linux on Opterons vs. Xeons? Is one clearly better? For MySQL? For Apache/PHP?
(2) Ever hosted with Cogentco? Is there anyone else with prices like that? (100Mbps at $1000/month)
(3) What's your favorite server vendor for typical 2-way 1U systems? (Looking at Dell, IBM, Penguin; where does Google buy them again?)
posted by sylloge on Dec 21, 2003 - 3 answers

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