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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Hosts that use cutesy names are generally ridiculous. Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, and Tweety are Looney Tunes, for example -- not servers. Though using such names is not necessarily unprofessional, you'll generally find only unprofessional hosts do it.

    Host: "What server are you on?"
    Client: "I'm Batman" <--------------- silly, no?
    I agree in part, at least in that I think in a hosting enviroment, server names should be easy for clients to remember.

    For the record, the three odd examples I posted are not web hosts

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovenose View Post
    Then again, if you have good enough servers, even the biggest shared hosts could run only 20 or so servers...
    Not really sure I understand that quote, There are many shared hosts that have way more than 20 servers. I'd call the 20 server market a step just above "small" hosts. Hosts such as Hostgator for example have over 1000 servers.
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    Quite useful, I think I'm going to take this approach, to be honest. It's fun, and different! Before I was just using Velxo01 because I only have one server, but the o next to 0 looks quite awkward, so I'm going to use one of this planet names. =)

    Quote Originally Posted by andrei g View Post
    i don't think you will run out of names http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/MPNames.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndServer View Post
    Never underestimate the power of nerds! Could you imagine being asked to name all of the first generation Pokemon in order during an interview? XD
    In my younger days I could have easily done so.

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    We use the Greek Alphabet (but we decide against using Beta because it just brings a whole lot of confusion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretecs View Post
    We use the Greek Alphabet (but we decide against using Beta because it just brings a whole lot of confusion)
    You should consider not using Alpha either for the same reason.

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    By category:
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    Dedicated Servers - subscription-ID.hostname.com...
    Servers that are used for testing and internal stuff - it's where weird names come in (cartoon character, names of beer, cities).
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    Three naming conventions in use at the moment - colours, cloud types, and Aston Martin model names.

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    Going back to the star wars theme, I had a guy name all of his after planets from the star wars movies, I also saw some named after Star Trek Ship names.
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    Given we do servers clients tend to name them, but if they don't then they get named after rivers.

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    When we did virtual servers sometime ago we used VZ/XEN / NUM / UK/US so:

    VZ1UK
    VZ2UK
    XEN1UK
    XEN2UK
    VZ1US
    VZ2US
    XEN1US

    You get the idea, just easy and logical

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    I used to name my servers after ships in Star Trek. Now I use planets and moons of the solar system.
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    My favourite sociological theorists: Marx, Adorno, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, etc.

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    Cities....

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    We name our nodes by superhero characters, since that is our theme as it is. I wonder what the possibility of running out of character names is?

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    As we are using servers across multiple countries, we recently shifted to this naming convention -

    2 Character country code - 3 character city/airport code - 2 character datacenter name - srv - server number in digits.

    It leads to long names, but one look tells us who we need to contact in case of issues.

    Example -
    US-AVL-ID-srv30.leapswitch.com

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    We run our nodes as,

    node#.(location in three letters, SEA).vm.rackvps.net

    node1.sea.vm.rackvps.net,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeZazz View Post
    I used to name my servers after ships in Star Trek. Now I use planets and moons of the solar system.
    Nice choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by firentire View Post
    Nice choice
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeZazz View Post
    Thank you
    I've always done the same.. and at home, my main server has always been NCC-1701.

    Not a stranger to Greek God names either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin-D View Post
    I've always done the same.. and at home, my main server has always been NCC-1701.

    Not a stranger to Greek God names either.
    I named my first born
    Deanna Troi (Surname)

    I have never used Greek Gods (yet)
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