Saw this excellent presentation in UKNOF 34 by Peter Stevens from Mythic Beasts. Really enjoyed the challenges and fixes he shared in running an IPv6 only web hosting. A must watch for geeks :) Also, UKNOF & NLNOG both seem to have excellent content in their conferences along with professional video recording which they make available over YouTube channels.
One of my friend went for a VM with a German hosting provider. He got single IPv4 (quite common) and a /64 IPv6. Overall /64 per VM/end server used to be ok till few years back but now these days running applications inside LXC containers (OS level virtualization) make more sense. This gives option to maintain separate hosting environment for each application. I personally do that a lot and infect blog which you are reading right now itself is on a LXC container.
Last year a really good project Letsencrypt came up. They key objective of this project is to help in securing web by pushing SSL everywhere. Two key cool features It offer free signed SSL certs! It helps in setting up SSL via an agent seamlessly without having to deal with CSR, getting it signed & updating web server configuration. At this stage Letsencrypt is itself a Certificate Authority and but it’s root certs are yet not in the browser.
And Ubuntu 11.04 released yesterday. I will do a seperate blog post reviewing Ubuntu 11.04 specially the new Unity interface, but for now I am trying to help Linux community by additonal mirror. Incase you are going to download Ubuntu - I would encourage you to use this mirror for Asian and European region. http://server7.anuragbhatia.com/Ubuntu/11.04/release/ Update: Mirror has been removed as of now. author: “Anurag Bhatia” url: “/2011/04/web-hosting/ubuntu-11-04-additional-mirror/” Keep spreading the Linux!
This is a question that I have been asked many times via email and sometimes even phone! Situation is this: you wake up in the morning and found your email hosting is down. You are not getting any emails, either they are bouncing back or going to a blackhole. What should you do in such a situation? Email service is much like a chain – if any part is broken, you won’t get things working (apart from lots of frustration!