I just had to renew cmastudios.me today, and cannot believe it has been a year already. The time has gone by so fast. Note that the server is more than a year old, as I used to run it on a free subdomain before I bought this website.
As of September 25, cmastudios server is now hosted on a Xen VPS in Chicago! This should improve the speed of the website and the server, as the host uses an Xeon chip instead of my 5 year old Pentium. The address has not changed, just connect with `cmastudios.me’ like normal.
Earlier today, my entire server system froze. I was able to execute a command, but there was no output for a minute and my minecraft server would not respond. I was able to check processes, though, and noticed a ton of processes from the web server. After hard-resetting the server and waiting 20 minutes for disk errors to fix, I checked the web logs and noticed there was a ton of spam from one particular IP. I have blocked this IP address and implemented a variety of protections to prevent this sort of thing from occuring again.
I have decided to switch the website to a WordPress powered one. This is because I intend to use this as a blog more. I modified the theme “black-with-orange” to my liking (like how the old site looked). You can also communicate with me by adding comments to pages. It will be better for everyone!
I removed the mobile site due to it being a pain to update and the low traffic to my website anyway. Just use the main site, it should render fine.
The mobile site is done! It’s designed for the iPhone but should work on any device. To check it out, tap this link on your device. This site should be a lot easier to view on mobile devices.
I finally was able to get an actual domain! cmastudios.me. I used to use my dyndns subdomain for my site. The new domain means my minecraft server, the CMA!server, has a new domain too! Use cmastudios.me instead of cmastudios.dyndns.org to connect to the server.