You shoudn't notice any real difference (except maybe a speed boost), but I just upgraded the web server running this site as well as several others hosted here, including VarChars.com.
I've finally stopped rolling my own Apache server and am using the standard Debian Apache 1.3. I've added in mod_gzip support, so my RSS feeds should all be compressed (yeay!) and my pages may load a tiny bit faster. I'm also using APC version 2 to cache compiled PHP pages. I also have mod_throttle (about which I have some doubts) and mod_log_sql running too.
Anyway, like I said you shouldn't notice anything. But I've been around the block enough to know that you probably will. So e-mail me at Jeremy@Zawodny.com if you notice any problems.
Update: Well that didn't take long. I'm back on the old server because something PHP related seems to be causing lots of segfaults. Boo! :-( This never came up in my testing. I'll try again later today after removing some suspect modules.
Update #2: As Danne suspected, it was a mysql client conflict between mod_log_sql and php. Grr. Now I need to build PHP from source, which partly defeats the purpose of using the all Debian approach. Grr.
Posted by jzawodn at November 29, 2004 08:19 AM