This last week I finally moved the equalitytime.co.uk website away from Dreamhost. It’s taken a remarkably long time but has been extremely beneficial.
Part of the problem was that we were using Dreamhost to do lots and lots of different things, and many of those programs shared domains or filespace. Picking it apart was tricky.
Everything is running much more nicely now and things are properly isolated:
- The main equality time site (this one) is running on a Lightsail instance.
- White water writers has its own server on AWS that hosts both the website and IMPS
- The Open Voice factory has its own server on AWS that hosts both the website and the pageset generation software.
Both WWW and OVF have proper staging areas for deployment and run entirely independently (which is particularly good because WWW burns through server credit a lot)
Amazingly we’re only paying slightly more than we were before for a vastly superior service.