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New hosting

So right now this forum is hosted onto Scaleway’s starter-1XS instead of my own computer.

Why? Well, because I want to have it always on, and my PC isn’t and shouldn’t be. Also, coz i’m curious how difficult would it be to manage my own server(s?).

Even though i only have 1 Atom core and 1 GB of RAM (with 2 of swap), i don’t think that’ll be a problem as my number of visitors can be counted on a crippled hand while being blindfold.

  • System info
cat /proc/cpuinfo

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 95
model name      : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C3955 @ 2.10GHz
stepping        : 1
microcode       : 0x1
cpu MHz         : 2100.000
cache size      : 4096 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 1
core id         : 0
cpu cores       : 1
apicid          : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 13
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon rep_good nopl eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch ibrs ibpb kaiser tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms mpx rdseed smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 arat
bugs            : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass
bogomips        : 4200.00
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Here are some rebuild times and other info. The runs were all done one after the other, so the vps may have both better days or worse, depending on how many other Pessimists are testing its speed:

  • While nothing else was running
real    11m1.294s
user    0m5.356s
sys     0m0.656s


real    11m6.846s
user    0m5.312s
sys     0m0.796s

real    11m2.099s
user    0m5.372s
sys     0m0.740s
  • While running glances (alternative to top or htop).
real    13m4.443s
user    0m5.304s
sys     0m0.808s


real    12m59.486s
user    0m5.452s
sys     0m0.660s


real    13m1.304s
user    0m5.284s
sys     0m0.816s

real    13m1.677s
user    0m5.424s
sys     0m0.780s
  • While running htop
real    11m10.384s
user    0m5.400s
sys     0m0.836s

It appear glances has a really hard toll on the system compared to htop.