If you can read this, then I successfully moved this blog to DigitalOcean. I wanted to do so for quite some time but somehow never got beyond creating an account at DO. My server at HostEurope was fine, no real pain there, but I have been curious to toy around with something new.
So I’m still in the process of figuring everything out, but for the meantime it looks like the server config, nameserver entries and deployment mechanisms seem to run quite well. I might soon write a bit more detailed about the deployment mechanism later. But for the meantime some references that helped me quite a bit in the process:
- Getting A+ on SSLLabs with Nginx and StartSSL: I already had some SSL certificates in place on the old machine, but it was configured using Plesk. This site helped me quite a bit regarding figuring out how to this the hard way™.
- Automatic nginx virtual subdomains with sub-folders or sub-directories: I don’t want to dig around in the server configuration whenever I throw some tiny pieces on the server.
- ngx_http_spdy_module:In preparation for HTTP2. I had to update the pre-installed nginx though.
- and of course some pieces from Essential Security for Linux Servers and the extended discussion about that article.