I am finally back, after a really long time, better. This blog has been improved a lot, I’d say by a thousand miles.
New Hosting Provider
Previously, this blog was hosted on Namecheap‘s Shared Hosting. Let’s recap again, I start with Fatcow’s The Original FatCow Plan, later moved to GoDaddy’s Economy Linux Hosting with cPanel, next to Namescheap and now to something called GCP. The first three are shared hostings. A shared hosting is single server node, used to host multiple websites/applications by sharing the same resources. Below is a simple illustration of what shared hosting and how it works.
My newest hosting is GCP or known as Google Cloud Platform. Now, what I like the most about GCP is the pricing. Currently, this blog is hosted on the most visited website in the world, Google for FREE. Google is giving its clients a free trial of it’s Cloud Platform for a year or USD300 credit, whichever comes first. You can signup for this great offer by registering for a Gmail account or Youtube account. Go to this link and insert your credit card and you’re ready to go.
For me personally, this blog is not really getting a new hosting provider, instead, it is getting a brand new server since it is hosted on a Virtual Private Server (VPS). It is a server just for me, so I can launch as many blogs as I like to the limit of USD300 la of course since 365 days will come later. Or I can launch as many as applications as I like. One advantage that I can think of using a cloud platform is you are in control of everything which is also a disadvantage.
I never tried VPS before, but I did try to setup few personal server like XAMPP, WAMP, and LAMP. These three are used on my computer to create a localhost which mostly used to develop PHP-based applications and WordPress customizations. Previously I did try Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Free Tier, but I never really care about them. All I did was sign up and let it free 365 days gone by. AWS and GCP basically the same thing. They rent you their resources so that you don’t have to rent VPS. You’d be surprised at how much you’ll save using their cloud computing compared to VPS.
REMINDER: Make sure you know what you’re doing since it’s really technical.
This is the best and the most exciting upgrade of all. I have been eyeing on this upgrade since I’m using GoDaddy. It’s Secure Socket Layer or SSL or https. I quote DigiCert.com:
SSL certificates create a foundation of trust by establishing a secure connection. To ensure visitors their connection is secure, browsers provide visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar.
So it what it did was its provide this blog’s visitor with a secure connection and me, of course. I register this SSL for 3 years, you can be sure that this blog will have secure connection provided by Comodo for the next 3 years. That’s not all, I also extended this domain for 2 more years so no worries, you are assured that you can use https://ikr99.com to visit this blog, or you can Google ikr99 for the next 2 years. By the way, the logo will be displayed on this blog permanently.
Lastly, I’d like to say:
This blog is my love. Everything I love is on this blog. Sneakers, the stock market, mobile phones, apps, and cryptocurrency. The technology: WordPress, hosting, and secure connection. I have come from a distance to get here. I have made zero profit from this blog. If you found this blog or any of the post interesting, I will be very thankful if can shared them. – Thank you.