Technically we were always in the cloud. I mean, after all, the cloud is just somebody else’s computer, right?
I was using a hosting company called tsohost, been using them for years and years and years. £50 a year, they manage the underlying infrastructure and I manage the sites and mail and whatnot.
Mail was crap, it was slow, the ssl certs kept erroring and to be honest, I didn’t think I was getting value for money.
A few weeks ago, I started my AWS training in earnest, learning about EC2, S3, elastic beanstalk, Route53 and a whole host of other really cool tech.
Built a wordpress system about 6 different ways – some more manually than others.
It’s amazing the breadth of experience I’ve gained since I first started doing this stuff and first registered my domain way back in 2001. Things have changed a lot.
This blog will be mainly tech based, see the menu above for different kinds of posts. This is the preliminary design, its subject to change and I still need to carry on with some bits and pieces in the back end.
More information on what’s powering this thing to follow.
I might even end up sticking some load balancing and auto scaling on – but that may well cost a fortune, so a smallish Linux server with a separate RDS backed MySQL database can do for now.
I should probably go to bed, I’ve been doing this stuff for the last 6 hours since the kids went to bed.