Linode Rocks (and Thanks for All The Fish)

Tag: , , — October 23, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

This year has really been hectic thus lack of posts here. This will be a short post as well as I aimed to finish my tax matter this weekend (for Australia, personal tax return is due at end of October each year). It basically details some of the changes I had with my hosting arrangements […]

HostingFu Down due to VPSLink Outage

Tag: , — November 25, 2009 @ 12:15 am

It could be the hosting gods punishing me for migrating from SliceHost to VPSLink. Just a week after I wrote that blog post, there is a big outage at VPSLink today. It started at around 1:40pm AEST (Sydney time). Both of my VPS with VPSLink went offline. One of them, an OpenVZ Link-3, came back […]

HostingFu Migrated to VPSLink/WordPress & Some Updates

Tag: , , , , — November 17, 2009 @ 10:33 pm Comment 1

Sorry about lack of updates here. A lot of happening in life and it has been quite a hectic year. I have also made some significant changes under the skin here at HostingFu. I said “under the skin” because I have actually kept the old theme and look & feel of the site, but… From […]

VPSLink Offline on 18 May 2009?

Tag: , — May 19, 2009 @ 3:46 am Comments 2

Came to the office this afternoon (have to go to a primary school’s open day this morning), and found out that my VPS at VPSLink has been rebooted. The outage started at around 10:05 AEST (on 19 May 2009 here in Australia), and the server rebooted twice — and came back online at 10:43 AM […]

VPSLink Xen VPS 2 Weeks Review

Tag: , , , — November 6, 2007 @ 7:23 am Comments 5

This review is a follow up from my previous blog entry. Long story short — I have been a customer of VPSLink for 17 months and have been using their OpenVZ VPS to host various projects. Recently they launched their Xen VPS hosting product, and Cameron from VPSLink has provided me a Xen Link-3 account […]

Xen or OpenVZ VPS?

Tag: , , , — November 6, 2007 @ 5:07 am Comments 14

I have been a VPSLink customer for about as long as they have been offering the service — since June 2006 I think — although I rarely blogged about them here. Recently I had an opportunity to test out their recently launched Xen VPS hosting. VPSLink now offers both OpenVZ and Xen based VPS hosting […]

RAID 0 on a Shared Server? Bad Idea

Tag: , — February 20, 2007 @ 6:41 am Comments 8

If you are a user on a shared server, be that shared hosting or VPS hosting, have you ever wondered, what is my host’s strategy in storage and backup? Is it as robust as it claims? The disk array error fiasco at VPSLink, has revealed some dark side of shared servers — or when the […]

Communication during down time

Tag: , — September 9, 2006 @ 11:59 am

Two hours ago I tried to go to my daughter‘s website, and all that was presented was an error message from my proxy server saying (113) No route to host. D’oh. Is the server down again? The website is hosted on an OpenVZ VPS on VPSLink running Gentoo Linux, and VPSLink has been very stable […]