2008 HostingFu Year In Review

Tag: — December 31, 2008 @ 11:34 am

It’s going to be a new year in a few more days. Similar to what I have done last year, I think it will be worthwhile to look back what I have done over here in 2008.

Running xBSD on Linode a Reality with pv-grub

Tag: , , — December 23, 2008 @ 10:19 pm Comment 1

I reckon the logo on Linode Wiki needs a change. Via Linode’s latest blog post, it is now possible to roll your own operating system with Linode’s pv-grub support. There’s even a tutorial on wiki on how to install NetBSD, although it’s far from “click and deploy” like its Linux Xen VPS offerings. Besides a […]

Hard Disk Crashes – Are You Prepared?

Tag: , , — December 22, 2008 @ 12:26 am

Via TechNation, The Podcast Network, probably the world’s first podcasting network, went offline on Saturday due to technical issues, i.e. crashed hard drive(s) on their dedicated server. As of now (Monday, 48 hours later), the site is still not back. On Saturday Dec 20, the hard drive on TPN’s server suddenly died. We are in […]

Gandi.net Xen VPS Review

Tag: , , — December 16, 2008 @ 1:03 am Comments 10

Well. Here is a review that was supposed to be done 9 months ago. Back in February, Nicolas from Gandi.net contacted me about reviewing their Xen VPS hosting product, which was under beta testing back then. I had a review VPS from them for two weeks, did a few tests, but was not able to […]