A Bit of a Move
This blog had issues on Lightsail that I just didn’t want to bother figuring out anymore. It would regularly (once a week or so) crash its server, giving a 504 gateway error. I tried a couple things, but I just don’t have the time or desire to “fiddle” anymore. So I migrated it all over to Dreamhost. We’ll see how it pans out, but so far it’s very nice. Migration was pretty much one-click, and everything wound up being surprisingly painless.
I also moved DNS from Route53 because I accidentally triggered shenanigans involving dns zone/hosted zones between lightsail and route 53 and rather than try to sort that out, I just moved the domain to a different registrar. AWS is good for businesses, but it’s a little too much for what I bother to do. I think splitting out important pieces like hosting, email, and domain registrar is probably a better thing in the long run.
This move also allows me to upload images without crashing the server as well. So I don’t have to do any janky stuff involving connecting to and loading from google photo albums (and the latency that involves), I can just upload straight to the site, like WordPress intended.