To the Cloud!
I dun invested in cloud hosting, partly in an attempt to save money (although it now appears this won’t happen), and partly simply to get on board the Cloud Bus.
So a few weeks ago I signed up for an Amazon EC2 account, and set about moving moxypark.co.uk (my portfolio site) over to the new Django instance I set up.
Painless seems not to do the process justice. Following the Poets’ Guide I was able to get setup really quite quickly. Then a guide on setting up Django so you won’t lose your database if you turn your instance off, which I strayed from a little (as I use MySQL as opposed to PostgreSQL for my database stuff).
But all in all it’s a good start, and a great way to start growing without breaking the bank. I’ve got a bunch of other sites to move over there (TweetPaste probably won’t be going, for what it’s worth) during the next month, then I will be a complete cloud dweller.
Wheeeeeee! (That’s me flying around in the clouds, yeah?)