Month: October 2009

Faith Baptist Church in Dunbar PA

I received a call yesterday from Pastor Donald Beeman (Grove City Baptist Church in Knoxville Tennessee). He was calling on behalf of his father in law that pastors a Faith Baptist Church in Dunbar PA. This domain was “rescued” back in 2006, and they were interested in getting it set up so they could update it. They were going to have a discussion and decide what they wanted to do with the website./ I had a domain that was lying around, unused (http://www.faithindependentbaptistchurch.com). I searched for a church that did not appear to have a web presence and found Faith Independent Baptist Church in Cleveland SC. I had an email address on them and sent a notice when I added their church to the database at baptist-ministries.org. I received an email from the Pastor's wife asking for more information, and wanting to verify (rightly so) that I was not just using this as a “teaser/advertisement” to get their business. The do want a website, and said they get most of their traffic from referrals and the web. We will probably set them up on templates. I am waiting to hear back from...

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Marion Baptist Church – Marion Texas – November 15, 2009

We have been invited to present our ministry at Marion Baptist Church in Marion Texas during the evening service on November 15. If you are in the San Antonio area we will be attending morning and evening service there Lord willing, we would love to meet you! Marion Baptist Church is a supporting church. We are hosting their website (marion-baptist-church.us) on templates. They are maintaining their own website. The server has been stable now for about 28 hours. Praise the...

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Still fighting the server

I am still fighting server problems. I am learning more about Linix servers than anyone should have to! The server has been laboring under search engine crawls (when search engines search your sites for content), and port scans (when hackers run software to try and find an open service on your server they can hack into). I am amazed by some of the search engines hitting our server, including some from Russia and Iran! I installed some enhanced  monitoring software which proceeded to add to the load problems. The system has been very stable since the last changes I made to the firewalls (been about 4 hours as I type this – please pray that the system will stabilize (again – this is NOT the server the church websites are hosted on, this is the VPS for our web portals (like this one)../ Last year we rescued a website “boliviaforchrist.org” The missionary's daughter and worked on the site (she did the work, I simply helped her across the speed bumps). She has a fantastic website up and...

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Finished Server Migration (Whew!)

Well – three days of intense work but I was able to migrate the web portals to the new server (with a minimum of problems). I am still looking for any residual after effects, but everything appears to be stable and funcioning normally. I haven't had time for anything else over the last three days – but this should have the web portals on a permanent stable...

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