“So long” To RapidVPS

“So long” To RapidVPS

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:

  1. 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.
  2. $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.


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