Category: Server Stuff

Pterodactyl and LigHTTPd

Pterodactyl and LigHTTPd

Pterodactyl is an open-source game hosting panel designed for resellers, and cleverly uses Docker to spin up nicely sandboxed gameservers.  It’s simple and provides built-in and community-made “eggs” (docker container build scripts and port allotment tools) for popular games like Minecraft and CS:GO, making it one of the most powerful game hosting tools on the market.

Now, I don’t plan to enter that market, but I do have a group of friends that occasionally likes to start up a server every now and then, and I feel a lot more comfortable giving them access to an idiot-proof gamepanel rather than an actual shell. – MORE

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Upgrades Soon

Upgrades Soon

The ancient dedicated server that this blog and several sites are hosted on will be receiving badly-needed RAM upgrades to support a Space Engineers I have been asked to host. I still have to schedule a date with the datacenter, but it’ll probably be within a week or two.  Unfortunately, even after manually patching the game’s IL, I was able to get the UI to pop up and get the remote API running, but the game crashes with an access violation after running for a bit. – MORE

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Phabricator and Supervisor

When Space Station 14 was first getting its sea legs, we had the need for a project management system that could easily handle hundreds of developers, and had ways for the team to easily review changes without stumbling all over each other.  We ended up using Phabricator from Phacility, and while its effectiveness is debatable (Arcanist is a pain in the ass to install on Windows, for example), it has many useful features.  – MORE

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HHVM on Lighttpd – Walk in the Park

HHVM on Lighttpd – Walk in the Park

Just switched this server (dedi.nexisonline.net) to HHVM, a recode of PHP by Facebook. The process went smoother than expected, although I switched the ChanMan/testing server to HHVM a while ago, and therefore had some prior experience.

Unfortunately, HHVM has rather piss-poor documentation on how to get it running on Lighttpd, which is fairly odd, considering they have docs for Apache and nginx. – MORE

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