August 04, 2011 | Published in Seattle
This is getting ridiculous. My site goes down at least once at month now since I moved to EC2, and for some reason my CPU is always pegged. Even an `aptitude update` takes like 10 minutes on certain days. Also, when it goes down, it always takes 2, not 1, reboots to get it back up (yes, I’ve waited over an hour after the first reboot) and be able to ssh into it. This is way too annoying to deal with, and I have a totally vanilla installation of Ubuntu. Maybe it’s a CPU issue or an EBS issues, I don’t know, but the fact that I can’t keep a website up for more than a month means I’m moving back to VPS’s. I guess you get what you pay for (can’t expect much for 1$/month).
I’ll probably go back to prgmr if they ever get more racks or I’ll try Linode. Cloud servers are just not the thing for me yet, but S3 has been pretty OK. I wish there was a better FUSE interface though. The current best one still uses weird metadata in files to distinguish folders..
Finally, I have like 60 drafts for posts, but just never had time to clean them up enough to publish. Work/life has been busy lately!