Finally moved the entire site (well both of the sites) over from slicehost to linode. It’s amazing the cost difference despite them being very similar. Linode offers much better RAM for you buck though, so I’ve dropped $10 a month in hosting fees and increased the amount of RAM on the server. This also gave me an opportunity to update the server setup, since it had been 3+ years that I set up the slicehost account. The migration went smoothly. The biggest pain was the DNS migration.
AXFR wasn’t possible to enable. Instead I found this script on github (https://github.com/Schultz/slicedns2linode) which allowed a person to use both the slicehost and linode api’s to copy the DNS entries from one to the other. The slicehost to linode DNS migration was quick and easy after that.
I should be clear, I have no qualms with slicehost, I was just interested in spending less money.
Writing vs Maintaining
I like the idea of not hosting websites myself. I don’t like having to upgrade wordpress, seemingly every month to avoid security issues. I wish there was more automatic way to handle it. I know there is an auto-upgrade over FTP, but honestly, that’s a monster of a security issue right there!
Purpose in the end
The purpose of this website has never been clear in over 6 years. Perhaps in the coming months I can reflect a bit more publicly on personal, but public areas.