After about 8 years of hosting my site and various other things on RapidVPS, I have finally decided to move things off of it. I have been wanting to do that for 2 reasons:
- The VPS host was originally based on Ubuntu 9.04, and I wish to take advantage of newer TLS cipher suites that are not available.
- $20 USD per month isn’t much, but since I am already running a bunch of other sites from my home ESXi, I don’t see the need to pay for another VPS that isn’t mission critical anyway.
The new home is a ESXi VM based on:
- Ubuntu 16.04 with 8GB RAM
- ESXi 5.1.0
- Intel Core i7-3770 with 32GB RAM
The blog is still based on WordPress, but I’ve upgraded it and switched to a much lighter-weight theme. I’ve also put apache2 in front of gitlab-ce as a reverse proxy, and obtained TLS cert from Lets Encrypt.