Back in December I moved my blog to Hugo running AWS, and of course I blogged about in Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes. After that move, I lost some of the visibility into my blogs operations that Azure provided. Worse, I did not have enough visbility into my blogs costs. Not that it is running that expensive, but even after tagging my resources, customizing my reports, I really didn’t have the transparency I wanted.
My blog has changed again, in two different ways. First, I have moved from Jekyll to Hugo. Second, I have moved my blog from Azure to AWS. So why the changes? Azure to AWS Let me start with why I am changing cloud providers. A couple of simple reasons. In fact, they are the most basic of reasons: cost and convenience. I have had a very hard time getting an accurate cost for Azure.
Ten years ago, May 14 2005 specifically, I started this blog on the WordPress platform. I chose WordPress for a number of reasons, but the primary reasons were that it was simple - really simple - for me to get up an going and that the hosting providers I was considering supported it. I wanted to use the web, but not actually develop for the web. WordPress seemed like the right choice.