Well it appears that the server migration is complete, and so far I am very happy with the results. First of all, I don’t think there was much downtime, if any at all. The only oddity that I encountered was regarding DNS propogation, and there is only so much you can do about that. Here is basically what I’ve setup:
- lighttpd + fastcgi + xcache : very efficient web server + virtual hosts
- bind9 : slave server (ns3)
- postfix + postgrey : mail relay (mx3)
- mysql + tuning-primer.sh : well tuned database backend
So far I am very impressed with the setup at linode. They have a really nice web management tool and they are very responsive to questions and support. The price is affordable as well–I hope the performance I’ve been seeing keeps up. So far all four processors sit idling the majoritiy of the day, and RAM sits at about 200M/360M total. That was unheard of with my previous setup using Apache, and I wasn’t running BIND previously either. I think I’m sold on lighttpd!
Please let me know if you encounter any oddities with the site. Thank you – Christer