This blog is not hosted on Netlify and Cloudflare anymore. It seems like I’m spending more time for the architecture of my blog then the actual content. But the tasks I did the last days should actually make this blog more solid. I want to reduce my dependency on “free” services like Netlify or Cloudflare that bring a great basic set of features and limits for free use, but require you to pay a lot of money when you reach that limits or need more custom features.
When I wrote, that I switched from a Ghost-based blog to a static site generated by Hugo, I made the following statement: I don’t use a service like GitHub pages or Netlify, because using my own server really guarantees me full control. But it would be a good alternative, if you don’t want to manage your own server. Netlify can also cover the automatic deploy process. Since then I switched all my blogs from Ghost to Hugo, but also started using Netlify for the hosting of my static sites.
Containers are wonderful and Docker is a really awesome and lifesaving technology, even if you don’t host sites and services with millions of users that need to auto-scale etc. Docker can already simplify a simple hosting setup just with a couple of small webpages and a Git server. Some months ago I switched my whole setup to use only Docker. I used Ubuntu server because that was the best option at my hosting provider.
Actually, I was a Medium hardcore fan. Medium was something like my home. For my writings. And it was the place where I found some reading material. I still do reading on Medium, and actually writing too. But something’s changed. I changed something. Medium is no longer the place where I let my creativity out. It is no longer the place where I press on this field in the upper left corner to start a new article.