nshrine news

February 3, 2008

Moving Site

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 12:25 pm

nshrine.com has been hosted on dreamhost during this early stage of development. Several times it has become paralysed by others’ use of the shared host, which is certainly acceptable for the price. This, however, won’t work for nshrine’s near future.

I’ve considered dreamhostps as a smooth transition. It has the added benefit of being “managed”, insofar as they’ll keep the software end maintained for me. Still, this is a new program for dreamhost, and I haven’t liked very much how they’ve handled the bumps of growth in the past. Add to this the fact that the price is high for this stage, and I keep looking.

Though I want to give EC2 a shot, and probably will at some point. I doubt that the overhead of maintaining instance(s) ( plus whatever else may go with a beta service) is something I can handle at this point.

Fortunately slicehost is no longer invite-only, and comes highly-recommended. They have a low-cost entry point and a great record. Though it’ll be an added drag to maintain a webserver, mysql server, and (possibly) mail server on a site built to run on vanilla installs, there’re just too many benefits to this approach. This will, of course, get me out of the vanilla constraints, as well.

Perhaps a mail-to-shrine facility will become a feature?

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