The whine of my rack server has finally gotten to me.
So, in spite of the home heating advantages, after more than 2 years of hosting my own website, blog, and mail server in my home, it’s time to get it out of here.
I found a relatively low-cost virtual hosting plan where I have free reign of my own virtual machine. Sadly, I couldn’t use Gentoo – my preferred Linux distribution – so I had to settle for Debian, whose package manager is absolutely maddening to me.
At any rate, we’ll see how things go. So far, the MySQL upgrade (Debian’s latest stable version of 4.0? WTF?) and WordPress installation (no stable version available through Debian?!) have been relatively painless. Let’s just hope that everything else goes well.