Server Configuration

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


Currently runs on a Virtual Private Server out at Liquid Web. The server is “dedicated”, in that it’s 100% dedicated to my sites, but “shared” in the sense that my sites like Ask Leo! are hosted on it as well, but has been given its own dedicated IP address.

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
  • ~16 GB RAM
  • 200GB SSD disk
  • 8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
  • 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 web site is running WordPress with the Genesis theme, News child theme

And yes, this time it’s backed up, nightly.

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 can buy me coffee. 🙂