I am on a new server now. It is still a virtual server running Ubuntu and it is still hosted by greatnet.de. However the new server is a lot faster. It has about 10 times more RAM and also more CPU power, more space, unlimited traffic and much more. If you are interested in having your own v-server you should definitely check the new v-servers at greatnet.
As I had to reinstall everything I decided to write down what software I put on the new server:
It is running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I did not make the same mistake of choosing a non LTS version again.
And here are the packages I have installed:
- vim – a text editor
- ufw – a simple firewall
- lynx – a simple browser
- imagemagick – used for the draw tool
- graphviz – used for the graph tool
I did not install Proftpd (a ftp server) this time because I realized that I can also use Ssh with my Ftp-Client (FileZilla).
I think I will now try to use the increased amount of memory to run a java server and experiment with some other programming languages besides php. I want to try python, java and scala but I will yet have to find a way to integrate the php parts with the jvm part.
PS: I just realized that WordPress required a ftp connection for automatic updates and installations. This sucks.