So, for the 3 people who read my blog, if that many.You may have noticed that it was down for a couple of weeks. I’ve been in the process of moving away from hosting my blog at home to a more reliable host (anything is more reliable than that). I wanted to host from home, because I use Solaris, and I couldn’t find a good Solaris 10 VPS. I know, I know, but there are so many good Linux hosting providers. You might also be wondering: why the heck did you choose Solaris in the first place? Well, because that’s what I knew best, since I worked with it for several years. Well, that and the fact that I think it’s an awesome operating system, despite it not being a popular hosting option. I hope OpenSolaris changes that, but it may just be wishful thinking on my part.
After spending sometime researching hosting providers, it came down to two: Slicehost and Linode. While it was pretty much a toss up, I ended up choosing Linode, because I thought their pricing/feature combination was slightly better. The setup process was fairly smooth . However, it took me longer to get my blog up and running, because I struggled to get MovabeType working with Nginx, and Plack. I would love to hear from folks who have gotten this working. I finally abandoned it and went with my previous setup using Apache. So, my blog is finally up, running on Ubuntu thanks to the great library of documentation that Linode provides to help in configuring various Linux packages.