Monthly Archives: June 2010

VPS Woes

So for some time I had a reseller account at HostGator. The problem I had with this was eventually they put so many sites / re-seller accounts on the server that it (my site) was down often enough where I spent more time contacting support, than I did having to manage my domain. So I moved to a VPS.

Now I am on a VPS at PowerVPS. The problem now is that the root node is constantly getting overloaded and my site is once again VERY SLOW. I need to send them tickets about twice a week to have them fix the issue, so my VPS will come back to life and be responsive.

What to do? What are my options:

  • Go back to reseller – No, still too slow and over subscription
  • Another VPS – Perhaps, but there still might be server and over-subscription issues.
  • Dedicated Server – Perhaps, but there will be more time setting up, I will need to get something with RAID and  and it will be much more expensive.
  • Hybrid – Interesting, The ideas is to keep a basic site for cpanel and management, then update the DNS for the WWW record to point to another server where I can ensure performance, ie a dedicated machine or a cloud server from Rackspace.

I think I am going to try Hybrid for now, see how it goes.

Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Cookies

I had an issue recently where session cookies were not being set in Chrome and Safari but they were fine in Firefox. It turned out to be the time on the server was off. It seems that Firefox does not obey the same cookie setting rules as Chrome and Safari.

I just thought I would mention this so that if anyone else was searching on cookies not being set in Chrome or Safari, they could get this post and verify the time on their server.