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Magnus Larsson

Magnus Larsson

November 26 2011

Looking for server admin

Hi guys, I am looking for someone who is interested in setting up a gentoo LEMP stack and merge my old Anahita installation from another LEMP stack on Rackspace. The one I have now is suffering from several malconfigurations and I need a clean setup. The setup needs to be highly secured, have great performance and be scalable. I would like to run it on Rackspace and connect it to my amazon S3 account.

Sounds interesting? Just let me know.

Dale-Kurt Murray
Dale-Kurt Murray
November 26 2011 Permalink
Hey Magnus, your preference is to use Gentoo Linux?
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
November 27 2011 Permalink
I guess so. The thing is that I was in contact with a guy that has worked with banking systems who said that of the different distributions Gentoo was the one that was best from a security point of view and which was most easy to manipulate and update without any major risks. I myself have no insight into this, but trust his knowledge. What is your view upon this @Dale-Kurt?
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 12 2012 Permalink
@Dale-Kurt, I am planning on setting up a completely new LEMP stack on my Rackspace account when the 1.6 Birth is released. Do you think you would be interested in helping me out with the setup and configuration?
@Magnus Yes, I am interested.

I have Gentoo for sometime, however I always come back to Debian and as recently Ubuntu for any concerns. I use Debian/Ubuntu for production environment for clients without issue, as well as for my own personal projects.
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 14 2012 Permalink
Excellent. Btw. I will have to migrate data from the 1.5 version from another server on my Rackspace account at the same time. Could you please give me some price indication and scope?
Are both server installed and configured for the migration or should I also take the install and configuration into consideration? I'm also available on Skype (dalekurt) if you wish to discuss this further.

My rate is discounted to USD$25/hr for Linux in the cloud jobs
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 14 2012 Permalink
I already have a server up and running with a 1.5 instance on a Gentoo LEMP stack. However, when the 1.6 Birth is released I would like to migrate the site to a new LEMP stack. SEtting up the new stack with APC and all that and then migrating it is something I am not good at. This is where I would need your help. I am not sure when the 1.6 Birth will be released so I am affraid I cannot give you any date when I would need to get this done. I will add you on Skype so we can discuss this further.
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 26 2012 Permalink
@Dale-Kurt, I would like to get started planning for the installation of a new server and the  migration of data from current distribution to the new to be isntalled. How soon can you be available for work?
@Magnus I can be ready within a 1-2 weeks
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 26 2012 Permalink
@Dale-Kurt, that works fine for me. As you know I have an account on Racksoace where I would like the new server to be set up. Could you please make a list of the things you would like to, as well as have to, implement to secure the machine, make it robust yet flexible for future needs. Furthermore, I saw a service called SendGrid that I would like to be implemented as well. It deals with the email SMTP so the web server does not have to. Have you heard any pros or cons with that service? So, if you could just send me a list with what you have to do and what access you need to what services together with a time estimate that would be great. I also need your help merging the data from my old server to the new one. That is migrate from 1.5.19 Birth to 1.6 Embryo.
There are two ways of implementing an infrastructure for you.

1. Manually configure the infrastructure with two or more servers pending on what it is you which to achieve. This is good for early startups with very low budgets.

2. An automated infrastrucutre with auto scaling and provisioning. This is good for early startup and enterprise with investor funding.

As it related to SendGrid, I am familiar with it. I can configure your server to send mail using postfix or sendmail through the SendGrid service.

I can provide you with a proposal for either of the two kinds of infrastructure I have outlined for you, just let me know which you are comfortable with
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson
January 27 2012 Permalink
I belive at this stage in the process where I am building a proof-of-concept site and everything is comming from my own pocket that the first approach is more suitable for me. As soon as I have a signed project, and also funding, and the number of users increases I'll move to the second approach. How does that sound to you. Could you just give me a proposal for the first one and some comparison to the second one on certain interesting parts and some pros and cons for the two that would be excellent. Thanks.

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