Farewell OVH, Hello Hetzner!
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I’m awfully bad at introductions. Hello, this is my blog!
I recently retired my old OVH dedi server (
ks201712), purchased in 2003 and forgot to setup my webpage back.
So it’s now back up again and as a bonus I also added a blog, a fork of Jessie’s blog because I love her custom Hugo theme.
Back to dedi server talks, now I’m paying around 12€ less than before, including taxes, for a better server in Hetzner, there’s nothing wrong with OVH, they served me good for many years but I wanted to test a different provider.
ks201712 was shared among three other people, we each paid
7.5€ per month. I grew tired of collecting money from them, most of the time they didn’t paid on time. But being all friends I could shame them forever for not doing so.
Many things did get installed and ran in that 16 HT cores and 24G of RAM puppy, and most of them were badly configured:
- Everyone was a sudoer, but hey nothing went wrong, at least that we knew about
- There were multiple databases installed: PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, RethinkDB and even a ClickHouse instance that I noticed a couple of months ago but has been running there since 2016.
- Multiple programming languages SDKs: Python, PHP, Java and Go.
- No monitoring at all! 🤣🤣 Not kidding!
- A TeamSpeak instance with two virtual servers in it, one was private for me and friends, the other one was open to the public and holds, just not in this server anymore, the biggest spanish community of Star Citizen and a boatload of random leechers that just want a private channel for their own stuff like playing Leage of Legends, Fortnite or whatever is popular this days.
- A seedbox server, backed by Transmission-Daemon, to download Torrents from public trackers and also from private ones like
- A couple of Telegram bots, the most notorious one is JosemiBot which I’ll talk about in the future.
- Also some Slack bots, none of them useful at all, I used these in the past to mock people from work for fun. Most of the times with their consent. Good laughs while it lasted.
- A bunch of Minecraft servers. From time to time we played vanilla, then we learnt about Feed The Beast mod packs. If you haven’t tried modded Minecraft try: Agrarian Skies or SkyFactory. Nowadays it’s super easy to play modded thanks to Twitch desktop app.
And probably a lot more stuff that I’m forgetting about or I wasn’t aware of.
It’s been a long journey and I learnt so many friggin' things about Linux, sysadmining and dealing with people. Sure it’s not as easy, nor expensive, as having a VPS in your favourite cloud of choice but it’s way more useful.
#servers #ovh #hetzner #2019