Let’s talk about my WordPress stack

or to be more concise, my website end-to-end setup.

  1. For my domain and infrastructure, my host is http://nearlyfreespeech.net They’re great because they have this very cheap setup where you get to pay only for the bandwidth and storage that you need. If you’re hosting very simple sites ie. static, then you’ll be able to really manage the cost. Downside is they’re not the most friendly and would really require you to have basic technical know-how. But that’s what makes it fun right? Anyway, this setup will already give you a simple LAMP configuration for your use.
  2. For my blogging platform, I use WordPress. I know there are others out there but since I grew up with this, I’d like to go with the familiar. It’s fairly easy to setup that’s really gone a long way since the advent of web 2.0 – maintenance is done via a server-to-server FTP update via wordpress website
  3. Last but not the least, the WordPress plugins: Akismet, for spam, Jetpack for analytics and protection, Wordfence for additional security, WP super cache for speed, and Google XML sitemaps for indexing. I’d like to keep things simple for now and will only add per need basis.

So was it worth it? I guess it depends. Technically by now you can just get your own hosting via WordPress (costs around 4USD/ mo) and it’ll be a hell of a lot easier. But really, I don’t think that’s the point.

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