Due to certain personal reasons I've been inactive for the past several months. However, I'm planning on getting back to this blog very soon.
- Run my personal website (Drupal based)
- Run my own email server
I recently moved from Hostgator to Digital Ocean and this how/why I did it.
This is something I have been wanting to do for quite sometime. I tried a couple of years back to shift to a VPS but reverted to a managed host because VPS was expensive and it was time consuming.
With the likes of Digital Ocean, Linode and the grand old Amazon AWS offering more and better (read easier) options now, I decided to make the jump, yet again.
Also, I should mention that there is nothing specifically wrong with Hostgator. They have good hosting services with excellent customer service. But I was about hit the limits of their shared hosting and their VPS offerings are quite expensive.
So here is what I needed :
Run a personal website plus a few test websites.
Run an email server that will take care of my personal email
Have some kind of a personal data backup system
Marked difference in the word cloud of the Communist Party of India as compared to the other manifestos so far.
Wordcloud of the AIADMK 2014 manifesto.