Was reading the forums at Webhostingtalk.com the other day to read about dedicated internet servers. Though I am not poor, they’re a little too expensive for just messing about. What i didn’t know was that there is a sort of poor man’s dedicated server, calles vps, which stands for virtual private server. Basically it’s kinda like Virtual PC or VMware where you host one OS on another. I checked out some providers and decided to go with TekTonic. So far I really like it. It’s been fun shaping the server. I choose Fedora Core 2 as the OS since I was already a little familiar with that. Have set up secure pop3 and imap, postfix/procmail for email, icecast to stream Dylan mp3’s, ftp services etc.. Still have to install some kind of content management system, webmail etc. Have learned a lot already so far. The server can be found at wickedmessenger.net named after the Dylan song from the album John Wesley Harding.
Basically I have too many interests. I like to read, play PC games (Kerbal Space Program and WoW are currently my favorites), watch movies, listen to music, and tweak PC's, browse the web and read news on Reddit and internet forums . I work for a small company as a software engineer. View all posts by Eric