Running a scalable, fault tolerant, backed up, HTTPS secured, automate-able blog in 2020, for around €3,50 a month, is easier than ever.
Background When I set out to start this blog, I wanted to have a cost effective setup, which would also allow me to scale the blog in future if I somehow got a load of traffic I didn’t expect. In this post, I’m briefly going to go over a few of the points around the features that this blog has for it’s incredibly low price, and hopefully show that in this day and age, it’s pretty easy to run a site for a fairly low cost, while still being confident that it can be scaled up and support thousands of requests fairly easily and efficiently if required.
As I’ve mentioned before, this blog runs a very simple set up, literally 2 containers, Traefik itself, and Ghost, the blog platform. This means, that embarking on a migration from Traefik V1 to V2 for this blog was not such a daunting task!
I embarked on this project, and it was completed and up and running on V2 about an hour later! A really impressive feat, primarily brought on by the simple and effective configuration and setup of Traefik itself.