So, I have been using GoDaddy’s servers to host this website for over two years now but I wanted to move away from it for several reasons. Some of them being lack of ssh access to a shared GoDaddy server, cost, and flexibility.
Specifically talking about the cost and other factors, below are some numbers.
|Name||Type||Cost for 3 months||CPUs||Memory||Network||Storage|
|GoDaddy||Economy Linux Hosting||$24||1||512MB||Unmetered (conditions applied)||Unmetered (conditions applied)|
|Linode||Linode 1GB||$15||1||1024MB||1 TB||20 GB SSD|
It was a no brainer to move to Linode and I was just being lazy to transfer the site but I did it finally. Yay! Also, I wanted to use a different web stack. So, use Nginx instead of Apache and MariaDB instead of MySQL. Honestly, I don’t know much about the advantages of one over the other but I still wanted to give it a try. Using Nginx over Apache did prove to be a bit of a learning curve and I had to manually tweak in some configurations but it wasn’t that bad.
Anyway, if you have any questions about the migration, do leave a comment. Btw, I just realized that I had disabled the comments section, which I am going to re-enable now.
Also, btw, I forgot to post about the fact that I started working for NetApp full-time as a Technical Marketing Engineer. Yeah, that position was new for me too but very briefly, I work on things like Hadoop, Spark, big data problems, etc. Anyway, more on that later.