Month: May 2016

BuyVM offloaded SQL doesn’t work

Access denied. I changed the username, and password. It simply doesn’t work. I did add the user to the database. I emailed support. The user has all the permissions for the database.

Update
Turns out you have to add your VPS’s IP in cPanel. If you are connecting to it locally, then use your local IP. Both can be found with ifconfig. I figured it out before they emailed me.

New VPS is mostly setup

Just waiting for my offloaded SQL order to be approved. They manually approve everything.

Doesn’t load in Chrome on NUC. The old IP is cached somewhere, ssh whatever@panhandlersonline.com works though. Restarting Chrome might fix it. As soon as I get nginx restarted. I forgot to copy a file. So I’m recreating it.

Moving VPS to Las Vegas

The backup.tar.gz file is being created. If panhandlersonline.com goes down, that’s why, the hosting is being moved. BuyVM apparently can’t just move it.

I want backups and offloaded MySQL. Probably still get the 512 MB plan. Just in case. If panhandlersonline.com gets a lot of traffic, it might need more then 256 MB of RAM.

Stoping Mariadb didn’t free any memory. Actually went up. Guess I do need the 512 MB plan.

I forgot to start Mariadb before logging out. Site won’t work till it’s moved. Don’t feel like logging back in.

It was around 3 bucks for the 512 MB plan. It’s pro rated. Just have to wait for the tar.gz file to finish downloading, then I can cancel it. I’ll get credit after I cancel it. I’ll use it to pay for it next month.

ASRock rocks

If you want everything on your motherboard to work, buy an ASRock motherboard. First motherboard with working onboard USB 3.0. All the other motherboards would disconnect from USB 3.0 devices.

New computer works

Both the single core and multi core score is better then my AMD 6300. Yup an i3 6100 is faster then a AMD 6300.

Windows boots faster too. Same SSD. Probably don’t need a PCIe SSD. Looks like switching to Intel made my Samsung faster.

Oh yeah the 75 dollar Windows 10 Pro copy on eBay works. Just click properties on the File Explorer in the start menu, and change the product key. Not sure I needed it though. Said it was activated. But it would probably eventually check on Microsoft’s servers, and see the hardware changed, and deactivate it.

To get my USB sound card to work, I installed the Windows 7 driver. Optical didn’t work without the driver. No Windows 10 driver on their site. I could buy a PCIe sound card, but it looks like the USB sound card works fine.

Geekbench

Computer parts came

Unfortunately I can’t use it until next week. I have to wait for a 8 pin ATX extension cable to come. Luckily I didn’t remove anything from old computer yet.

BuyVM works

Took hours to configure the VPS. Had to look everything up. Looks like it’s slightly faster. Would need to make my crappy code better to improve the speed more.

Fast enough though.

DreamHost doesn’t want you to switch hosts

Under 1 Mb/s downloading the zip file. I made a zip of panhandlersonline.com, so I can upload it slowly to the new host, after I sign up. BuyVM is better. They make sales by responding right away. It’ll probably get hacked, but it’s cheaper.

Just signed up. It’ll be fun setting up Ruby on Rails, that’s the only thing that’ll be on it.

BUYSHARED for PHP sites. Easier. Once it’s done pending, I’ll get the MySQL add on, I think it’s another buck a month.

I picked the non US location. Might as well if I’m going with BuyVM.

Might take a while for it to be setup. They manually do it.

Sweet, now all my sites are hosted by BuyVM, BUYSHARED is owned by them.

Business hours are over. 24 hours to get it. Boohoo. I already changed the DNS back to Google. Don’t have the IP for the VPS yet.

WordPress or a unmanged VPS?

Switching panhandlersonline.com to WordPress, will only cost me time in modifying the convert script to convert to WordPress. It won’t have the same theme though, I’m to lazy to make a WordPress theme.

Probably get an unmanged VPS. Or do nothing and keep DreamHost.

Somebody called about my bike

Looks like I might sell my Diamondback after all. Mom put it on Craigslist. I’ll be less broke after it sells.

Update
Bike was sold. Not to the guy that called. Jeff wanted it.