Last month, I was able to afford to have an IT guy take a look at the site and fix a few things. Hopefully, you’ve noticed. The site should load (and look better) on mobile devices now, for one. He also inserted some “click” ads, which, unfortunately, amount to me giving them free space to promote their stuff. I much prefer legitimate ads – for products I can personally vouch for (like V1 radar detectors, for instance).
But guys like Mike Valentine are the exception rather than the rule. Most want freeeeeeeee (or the nearest thing to it) space.
Which brings us back to you, the reader.
Independent, non-corporate media (that’s EPautos) relies on you, the reader, to keep things afloat.
To give you a handle on what that means, our dedicated server and backup costs about $250 a month. Yes, there are “virtual” and other less expensive servers. But those servers crash when you have traffic – which EPautos does. The site receives 200,000 visits on average a month. So we need a serious server.
Also, an IT dude. I just spent $500 to get the most urgently needed fixes fixed.
So, the bottom line is, I can’t do all this for free – much as I wish I could. I should probably have been a “good Republican” water-carrying shill (like Coulter or Hannity) back in the ’90s, when I could have… and become rich doing so.
Then I could afford to do this for free.
But then, you’d probably have zero interest in reading anything I wrote because you could’t trust a thing I wrote, my being an ex Republican shill. Which is kind of like being an ex-AIDs patient.
No such thing (assuming the thing in question is still living).
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Redpilling that Weena chick
Typical redpill ranting results. Can you help this virtual domain and will you? “No”. “Why?”
Basket of deplorable wage slaves who perform needed tasks to keep us all alive and serving our masters
You’ve got the mojo, amigo!
Hosted IP address for ericpetersautos, epautos & libertariancarguy is 18.104.22.168
Nameserver is ns1.67-202-111.static.steadfastdns. net
DNS admin and Reverse DNS is firstname.lastname@example.org. net
ip4 mail server 50. 62. 72. 83 ___ 22.214.171.124
dmarc:ericpetersautos . com – 1 Tests Failed
dmarc ericpetersautos . com Record Missing
smtp:ericpetersautos . com
3 Test Warnings
Category Host Result
smtp ericpetersautos . com Reverse DNS does not match SMTP Banner
smtp ericpetersautos . com Warning – Does not support TLS. More Info
smtp ericpetersautos . com 15.298 seconds – Not good! on Transaction Time
danger warning give moneys virtual mafia fear doubt error cyber gulag awaits
It looks like he’s on a shared hosting service, doing NVH
I got a different IP back, which also happens to be the same IP that ns1.ericpetersautos.com resolves to for me.
This is what a HEAD on port 80 returns:
Server: Apache/2.2.27 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.27 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4
SSH is openssh 5.3, which is pretty darned old, unless the system in question is running a super-heavily patched version, like would be the case on CentOS 6.x. I’m going to venture a guess that the provider is running a bunch of CentOS 6 servers and/or VMs.
If I had any clue what any of that meant, I’d hazard a reply!
It’s a fairly common name, but is this the work of clover?
folgen eric auf Twitter
keine eloi, Post und riskante Klicks folgen, und ein Gefühl von Abenteuer bekommen
That’s not me!
eric’s current server (126.96.36.199) is at it’s netblock owner’s address if you want to go visit it and find out it’s retail name…
725 S Wells St 8th Floor Chicago IL US 60607
His server uses..
Linux Apache/2.2.25 Unix mod_ssl/2.2.25 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/188.8.131.5235
Well, that’s all public to scrape (shouldn’t be, but is)
My question was intended to find out hardware-level specs.
Out of curiosity, what kind of server(s) does the site run on now?
Has anyone else been having issues with the ‘Latest Stuff’ sidebar updating? Sometimes when I post a comment, it reverts to an older version, and sometimes when I click on a comment to go there, it just takes me to the top of the article I was on.
Clicking the refresh button seems to fix it, temporarily at least, in either case. But it seems weird.
Now it seems that even the refresh click is not working. Unless no one is posting. We’ll see when I try to post this.
Thanks for the heads up, Phillip – trying to figure it out!
Don’t know if you did anything yet, but it seems to be working better now.
PtB, for several months or maybe longer, nearly every time I click on a epa link I get a fail to find server and it will take forever to load. Close that out and click it again and it’s liable to load right up. I don’t think this is a WP problem or a settings problem. I notice this on nearly every site I commonly read and you can guess they’re not MSM.
Thanks, Phillip – but I can’t take credit. I have an IT dude on call, though…
I still can’t log in. I get an error message that says “No login protocols have been established” or something like that.
And it also asks for a password, which I never remember having.