News History

For the news that are slightly too old for the front page, here are all the public announcements made since the first LeapingTiger server went online.

2012-07-02: Full system upgrade

Looks like mysqld is acting up and eating CPU like crazy, so it's time for an upgrade.

PHP websites relying on MySQL will stop working for a short while. The rest should be fine.

MySQL may be restarted several times these next hours as investigation and configuration tweaking continue.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

2012-02-20: Time Flies!

While I wasn't paying attention, hisoka quietly reached its first year of uptime with our current ISP.

Happy birthday! One year later, despite my initial concerns, I'm extremely happy with the Kimsufi line of servers. So far they've proved pretty cheap and very reliable.

Here is to another year of quiet, uneventful uptime!

2011-07-13: The Return of Network Status

I just reinstalled rstats — and DAMN I should get into the habit of packaging my Python projects more often, because it was so easy this time around, I love setuptools — so, now, the Network Status for the main server is functional again.

Xheotris is still off, and though I'm pondering using it as a home server at my new place now, it's still unlikely to come back online anytime soon.

2011-07-07: Expanding...

Not much being done of late, the server is running fine, just as we're expecting it to. We're hosting a new blog, though, and running WordPress 3.2 involved enabling some extra PHP modules — such as JSON, mostly. This should, of course, not break anything existing, but as usual, just in case, do keep an eye on your website and shout at the admin if something looks out of place.

We're now getting close to 148 days of uptime, and still looking good, thanks to Django. There may not be any more news for a long while: that's just because everything works seamlessly. Let's keep it that way, shall we?

2011-03-14: We're moving AGAIN!

Well, in the end it was only a brief incursion in the land of Gandi — although they'll keep managing our domain names for now.

I finally gave in and went to OVH. Hisoka is now running on one of their Kimsufi dedicated servers, and for roughly the same price, we now have twice the CPU power, four times the RAM amount, and about 30 times more hard-drive space. Not mentioning the bandwidth.

Now, as usual with stuff that cheap, I'm anxiously waiting for something to break or go down, but so far, so good. They even offer Arch Linux in the long list of operating systems for new servers!

So, Hisoka 3.0 is doing fine now after a few glitches you can't avoid when migrating at the last minute from one distribution to another that's completely different, while short on sleep and high on stress for various unrelated reasons. Not everything is back on yet, but the core features should be there — i.e. guest websites and mails.

I really REALLY hope it's the last migration for a while yet, but stay tuned...

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