Category Archives: sysadmin

Mastodon Costs

I started running both social.ds106.us and reclaim.rocks Mastodon instances back in November 2022. The ds106 server has about 40 active users, whereas the Reclaim Rocks server is pretty much Reclaim Hosting‘s own server, and we have 3 or 4 users … Continue reading

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Moving Mastodon Object Storage from AWS S3 to DigitalOcean Spaces

These days I’ve been in a Mastodon maintenance state-of-mind, as my last post highlights. Early this week I tried to shore up some security issues linked with listing files publicly in our AWS S3 bucket. This encouraged me to explore … Continue reading

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A New Milestone with Galaxian

While I did happen to set a personal best on the Galaxian cabinet in the bavacade as my account was being migrated to our newest shared hosting server named after that 1979 classic alien space shooter, that’s not what this … Continue reading

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Some Initial Mastodon Instance Tweaking

Now that I have a few instances of Mastodon running in Reclaim Cloud, I figured it was time to start optimizing them for resource usage, storage, and security. This post is an attempt to capture what I’ve done thus far—which … Continue reading

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ds106.club SSL Notes

Whenever I have some downtime I inevitably end up playing with one of the many silly sites I have accumulated over time. This morning it was the throwback Apache server ds106.club. If the logs are correct, I return to it … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Docker Up and Running (Day 1)

Earlier this week I participated in a 3 hour class offered through O’Reilly’s Live Online Training platform to push myself to get more familiar with Docker. The course was called “Docker: Up and Running” and was taught by Sean Kane, … Continue reading

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Updating the bava database from MyISAM to InnoDB

Some of our initial explorations in the Reclaim Cloud have been around automagically scaling for larger WordPress Multisite instance. One of the things Tim discovered yesterday is that the Gallera Cluster that scales databases only works with InnoDB type MySQL … Continue reading

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bava in the cloud with clusters

Last weekend I took a small step for the bava, but potentially a huge step for Reclaim Hosting. This modest blog was migrated (once again!) into a containerized stack in the cloud in ways we could only dream about 7 … Continue reading

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Missing MySQL Extension

In fact, the full error I received when trying to upgrade my WordPress instance running on Centos 7 in a Digital Ocean droplet was the following: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by … Continue reading

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The bava an A-Lister at Long Lost

Looks like the bava has finally gotten the a-listing it has long deserved!* Well, at least its SSL certificate did, alas the bava is still but a “b” blog.  So, another note for the bavaserver series is that SSL certificates … Continue reading

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