All posts by CBrown

Highland Landscaping

I got a new client this week at work, Highland Landscaping.  I have some very good ideas for a design for his site based off the photos he gave me.  Also, from the photos it appears they do some amazing work.  So if you need some landscaping done I would be looking in their direction.

You can follow along with the design and development of their site by going to  If the splash page is still up, I am still in the dev phase and you can go to

New WNGG Server

I have finally got the new WNGG ( server up and running.  It was your typical linux server install until I ran into the problems about it being a VPS (Virtual Private Server).  The problem happened to be with Pureftp, and how it does not like to work with virtualization.  After many hours I found the solution, downloaded the source code for Pureftp, changed some variables and rebuilt the source.  What do you, it worked.  Although it took a fair amount of time to fix this problem, I am sure it will be useful again in the future.

MPL Backup Server

I finally have completed the backup server at MPL.  Now all of our servers are backed up daily (including the databases).  The backup process runs daily and keeps up to 15 backups for each server at a time.  Instead of duplicating the data all 15 times, the backup process recognizes the files that have changed on the server and ONLY sends those files to the backup server. This saves a ton of disk space.

The backup server is of course a linux box with 2 2TB drives.  I have them setup in a software RAID1 configuration.  This allows for the data to be redundant inside the machine, so if one drive fails the other will have all the same information and be able to take off right from where the other drive left off.  This all happens instantly and the machine never has to be turned off or rebooted.

NEW! Century 21 CRR Site is Completed

The new Century 21 Country Roads Realty site is done and we also made the URL much shorter.  Now instead of typing in you can simply type in  The new site was done in Joomla! and Open-Realty.  The new site will make it easier for the agents to post and modify their listings.  Also, users will now be able to search the listings and will be able to contact the agents directly through the site.  Click here to see the new site.