We switched hosting companies
GoDaddy acquired our previous hosting company, so we switched hosting companies and built a custom EC2 server on AWS to host our websites. The hosting company has been giving us poor service for quite some time, but getting acquired by GoDaddy was the last straw. During the past few days, we have been busy moving our WordPress websites to a custom EC2 server that we built on Amazon Web Services, and our new setup now works faster and is more reliable and secure.
We have been wanting to do this migration for quite some time. It was one of the reasons that we weren’t posting blog posts. WordPress is a unique creation with many quarks because the code is all functional programming, making it more accessible to people who know how to code in PHP, but aren’t software developers. We launch and manage Kubernetes and Docker clusters in the AWS cloud every week, but we need someone on our team to touch the WordPress websites. Many hosting companies specifically offer WordPress maintenance and management tools, but those are yet another tool we need to learn.
Our previous hosting company, now being digested in the belly of the beast, was an excellent motivation to save our marketing websites and host them on more reliable infrastructure using the tools we are comfortable working with, such as Vim and command line interface on a Linux machine. Furthermore, we don’t like companies that refer to themselves as Daddy!
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