I take the somewhat unusual approach, of hosting my site and therefore also this blog, on a private PC at home which I name ‘Phoenix’. This is not how sites are usually hosted. And what it means is that, while I get to play with my own server all I want, the visibility of this blog on the Internet, is only as good, as the up-time and the connectivity of this PC.
This evening a Kernel Update was put through the system, which required I reboot this Linux computer. Therefore, my site and blog were off-line from about 20h00 until about 20h15.
I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers, but these things must be done.
The kernel update itself seemed to have no ill effects, that I can detect immediately. But in all honesty, if there was ever anything wrong with a kernel update, there are essentially two types of problems which can take place:
- The computer immediately refuses to boot,
- It takes a long time to detect a problem, and when this is done, the problem is usually also detected by somebody other than me.
So because I’m back up, there’s nothing to complain about!
FWIW, this computer had been running one session, for 35 days straight, with no real technical issues.