• Server Upgrade

    The EEVblog dedicated server is being upgraded sometime within the next 48 hours. There will likely be some disruption of service, but for how long I do not know. This includes the EEVblog Forum.
    Updates will be available on Twitter, unless all this unfolds while I’m sleeping…

    For those curious, the new server specs are:
    Server model: Supermicro X9SCD+-F-BH002
    Memory: Kingston DDR3 1333MHz
    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
    Ethernet controller: Dual Intel 82580 Gigabit (limited to 10MBit port)
    Hard drive: Western Digital RE4 Serial ATA (WD1003FBYX-01Y7B1) x2

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      • Pablo

        I hope you got those 2 HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration and not in RAID 0…

      • What is stopping you from hosting it out of your office? You can cheaply make a server with the same specs.

        • gnif

          Redundancy, Bandwidth. Anyone that thinks they can host a site like this out of their office/home in AU is kidding themselves.

          • Keith

            Even hosting it in AU would be a bad move, you want to put it where you have the most network diversity in relation to your traffic and that is not AU for a global site. Also AU hosting is more expensive than the US.

            Now you could run a test site off a box in your office, but using it live is not viable. You could do ‘back office’ stuff on your home box as well.

            • gnif

              Yes, hosting is more expensive in AU and for this site it would be better hosted in the US due to the majority of visitors will not be coming from AU.

              I would estimate that this site would require a 10MBit port minimum, the idea of hosting this site from a home/office server is laughable in AU for numerous reasons, but most importantly it is hard to get faster then ADSL2+ speeds unless you pay up big, and then it works out cheaper to house your server in a DC where you also get the added Power/Network/Hardware support and redundancy.

              • I suppose one could wait for the NBN…

                You could also use a CDN to offload nearly everything, but there is no getting away from the latency and lack of reliability of a home connection. No way out of that at all.

          • Mikael

            Also: Noise. 😛

        • Everything. Bandwidth, cost, 24/7 maintenance and management, backup, experts running it instead of a dick like me. It’s simply not feasible to run this sort of server out of my home or office.

      • Kompost

        It would be immensely awesome to have a private server in a lab though 🙂

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