.. the more things stay the same

Back to self hosting.

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The blog has moved from home, to hosting at GoDaddy and up to Azure.

All had advantages – all had downsides. It’s the private cloud/public cloud conversation in a nutshell.

Ultimately GoDaddy performance let it down – especially for the database – was unacceptable. Their support was also pretty poor. As always “you get what you pay for” – but the bottlenecks for even simple, near static, WordPress sites were unacceptable.

Azure has a lot going for it – I am still keeping my eye on future features that are currently in beta. Performance was incredible; the process of getting apps updated was a little too cumbersome for me.

Self hosting really requires me to get dirty with the infrastructure and tuning – but the fact that I can lets me drive the performance. I’m also responsible for everything below the app – hardware, storage, network, connectivity, OS, security etc etc.

The more things change..

I just noted that Fedora 17 has just been released. That took me right back to when Red Hat Linux spewed out RHEL and Fedora Core about nine years ago.

I clearly remember the debates within the Ximian team about which distros to support in Red Carpet Enterprise 2.x and moving forward into the ZENworks Linux Management platforms.