Moving from VPS back to shared hosting

Moving from VPS back to shared hosting

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I’d migrated this blog to a Virtual Private Server (VPS)  from a shared hosting provider. Well, since then I’ve moved back to a shared hosting provider. Why the switch back? At the time, I was learning how to manage a VPS for work-related purposes so it was exciting to apply what I’d learnt to my own personal blog. But it only took a few months for a few things to sink in: Managing a VPS takes quite a bit more time than a shared hosting account – not just the setup, but also the maintenance of security patches etc A VPS with enough resources to take the same traffic as shared hosting service costs more than the latter A VPS with managed services (so that you don’t have to deal with the...

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School website – The Joomla migration

School website – The Joomla migration

Some time in late 2004, I realised that it was simply impossible for my school to keep an up-to-date presence on the internet when all content was being channeled through one bottleneck – the webmaster! After examining available options (including the possibility of getting Macromedia Contribute!), the decision was made to migrate the website to a free, open source and surprisingly easy and simple to use content management system named Mambo. Quite a bit has changed since. The original website themes, generously developed by an ex-colleague over weekends, have since been modified (or rather, clumsily hacked by yours truly) to draw attention to different parts of the site. After Mambo’s much publicised internal dispute, the school website  also...

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