Sep 11, 2016

New Website, New Hosting

Hello there! Welcome to my new website! This is made using Django, and runs on a VPS on DigitalOcean (that might or might not be my referral link) instead of the all-in-one shared hosting I had before.


Well, first of all setting up anything other than php on my old hosting was a mess. I even tried setting up this website on it, and I gave up after 2 days because it was just so complicated.

Using a VPS means I can host everything I want to, including:

  • Game servers
  • IRC bots
  • Shitty projects
  • Pretty much anything really

Couldn’t you do that from your home with a spare PC?

I could, but my upload speed is actually rather slow (5Mbps :I) compared to my download speed (150Mbps). Not only that, the only spare PCs I have are very old, slow and noisy. The specs are worse than my 5$/month plan (plus, the VPS doesn’t make any noise!)

Also, given that I don’t have a static IP, I’d have to be reconfiguring the DNS every so often and I just can’t be bothered to do that.

How long did this take to set up?

About a day, mostly because I couldn’t figure out how to use python 3 instead of 2!

Is the source code available?


I have a suggestion, where can I send it to you?

Email it to! I’ll try to reply ASAP.

That’s all I have, I should also note that the old website is archived and I’ll put it up soon!