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It Came From a Cheapo Hosting Company!

Ian Author

It Came From a Cheapo Hosting Company!It was a dark and stormy night…

In the dank recesses of an unknown data centre, a mouse quickened its pace as it scurried by. A K-Mart fan whirred, swaying left to right, performing its laboured task of keeping 20 servers “cool”.

It had started out OK – just three servers. The setup was easy, practically out of the box. As more and more were added, however, the lack of planning and foresight had created something of a monster – a cobbled together mess of wires and machinery.

Outdated machinery, tangled and loose connections, and inadequate cooling made the whole setup behave erratically; dropping connections and crashing as though it had a mind of its own…

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