Moving servers

As from today, Mailbox Internet, now have none of their original technical staff at their colo centre in Parson’s Green. Their new owners, 186k, have plans to close it and move all the servers up to Leeds, although there’s been no official notification of this.

Because of this, I’ve moved my server out of a nice cold dedicated data centre and into my study at home. It has a fairly healthy upload speed, so performance won’t be affected.

It has also unfortunately coincided with same major problems on my new ISP’s network – mostly involving DNS it seems. I’m now running my own internal DNS to work around these issues; it also solves the problem I had with port forwarding on my router (it would redirect any HTTP requests to the public WAN IP to the internal router configuration page).