Server Configuration

For some reason the demographics of exmsft.com tend towards the geeky – in other words people who are overly concerned with things like server configuration and the like.

Fine.

As of March, 2012 exmsft.com runs on a Virtual Private Server out at Storm on Demand, a division of Liquid Web.

Since it’s virtual we actually have no clue as to all the details of the specific hardware it’s on, and in fact that may change over time.

However as of July 2017 the VM is configured as:

  • running CentOS 7 64 bit
  • ~8 GB RAM
  • 300GB SSD disk
  • 8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v4 @ 3.60GHz
  • cPanel Server Management software
  • exim is your mailer
  • “Fully Managed” by Liquid Web (i.e. they’re happy to swoop in and fix things)
  • the exmsft.com web site is running WordPress with the Genesis theme, News child theme

And yes, this time it’s backed up.  The server itself is backed up nightly with three days retention.

This server is shared with several other sites, most notably that of my “day job” — askleo.com — but exmsft.com has been given its own dedicated IP address.

Since some have asked: I’m not asking for donations or anything like that. Though, telling your friends about Ask Leo! (my gig that actually pays the bills) might be nice. If you insist you may buy me coffee. 🙂