Category: Site news

Blog changes, CloudFlare

So, I’ve finally managed to transfer the blog to my server. It wasn’t hard, there was almost nothing special to do, except from setting up WordPress to use SSH as I don’t have FTP installed. It was tricky, as I couldn’t set it up to use keys, but finally I just allowed localhost to use password to authenticate (anybody else still has to use keys):

Another great news is that I moved the whole DNS of to CloudFlare. It’s a lot faster than ClouDNS, has amazing caching and I can use free SSL everywhere, even on subdomains.

Small edit: after SSH started being strange, I disabled it and chose another solution – I installed FTP, only enabled it for the wordpress user and I turn it on everytime manually when performing updates.

Own server

Wonderful news! I have always wanted to play around with stuff that require a real server (I’m gonna write an online Indavideo downloader service for example) so I finally bought a VPS at DigitalOcean. I ordered the smallest droplet – 512MB of RAM, 20GB SSD for $5 / month.

I have already transferred the main site ( – the URL shortener and my short introduction) to the VPS, which has the following config:

There are two changes: there is now a lightweight mobile site alive (try it at – you’ll get redirected automatically if you use a mobile browser), and I’ve enabled https (using StartSSL Free) – finally!

There are still a few changes coming up – I have to move the blog to the VPS as well, but first I’ll write a service that will help download videos from Indavideo (I need it for myself, my Lumia 735 can’t play Indavideo on full screen, but can do so with regular HTML5 videos).