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Tag Archives: Digital Ocean
Playing with Community Edition of Ant Media Server
This morning I played with the Community Edition of the Ant Media using Digital Ocean’s Marketplace image for this media streaming software. I ran it on an AMD 8 GB droplet with 250 GB block storage, but after some testing the … Continue reading
Some Conference Thoughts from Digital Ocean’s Deploy
Back in November Tim, Lauren and I presented alongside Kaysi Holman and Inés Vañó García from the CUNY Graduate Center about work we’re doing in higher education using Digital Ocean. The presentation was under 30 minutes long, pre-recorded in Streamyard, … Continue reading
But what does it cost?
I remain interested in the cost of hosting—surprise surprise. Since January I’ve been hosting my blog on a Digital Ocean droplet, with the exception of a 30-day jaunt over to Kinsta in March to explore container-based WordPress hosting. At a … Continue reading
5 Top GIFs on the bava according to Kinsta’s Analytics
I’ve been a bit distracted by the outside world, as you all can imagine. I have to say I feel like Northern Italy has been going through the Corona Virus cycle for weeks now (my kids have been out of … Continue reading
New Year, New Digs for the bava
I’ve been pretty good about trying to catch up and organize my photos on Flickr, more on that anon, but I got sucked into a New Year’s project that consumed me for the last two days. I decided to move … Continue reading
Migrating a cPanel server between Cloud Hosting Providers
This post is a quick run down of the steps for migrating servers so the next time I have all the steps in one place. The scenario in this case is we’re migrating a school’s server from Linode to Digital … Continue reading
Reclaim’s Dedicated to Virtual Infrastructure
Tim and I did a Reclaim Today show to celebrate the fact our infrastructure is now entirely hosted on virtual servers, and predominantly Digital Ocean at this point. We talked a bit about where we’ve been, where we are, and … Continue reading
Swimming in a Digital Ocean of Love
Yesterday Digital Ocean published a customer story featuring Reclaim Hosting. It was nice. A month ago Tim and I talked with Lisa Tagliaferri (a CUNY Grad Center alum-I love CUNY!) who is keenly interested in framing the power and possibility of Digital … Continue reading
Digital Ocean’s One-Click Apps vs. Cloudron
Digital Ocean has been en fuego as of late. They announced a whole bunch of new droplet plans, and the price-point for all of them has gone down. This is very good news for Reclaim Hosting because it gives us … Continue reading
We’re Just a Minor Threat
The semester is well under way now, and the deluge of support over the last two days has been ample evidence of that. But we added a bit to our plates this months when we decided to decommission two shared hosting … Continue reading