I have now moved to Oracle Cloud, because Oracle has a free server available with 4 vCPUs and 24 GB of RAM. This makes the web server really fast. I am very happy with it.
Just got an email from Google. In order to stay in the free tier, I had to upgrade this server from an f1-micro to an e2-micro. I just finished that task.
This is a review of using the Google Cloud Free Tier for hosting a little used web site on a single linux server. If you have read my previous post, you know that his server is hosted on an f1-micro (1 vCPU, 0.6 GB memory) linux vm, which is the spec of the server Google… Continue reading Google Cloud Free Tier
I created a few reports for Michigan and Wayne County Michigan using Google Data Studio with publicly available data withing Big Query. Here are the links to the reports. Michigan vs. National Wayne County vs Michigan Michigan Regional and County
I have just moved this blog to a new Debian 10 Server on Google Cloud Platform. It is still their micro platform which should keep me in the free tier. I originally built this server to see if I could use the Google load balancer to simplify the server config and eliminate the managing the… Continue reading New Server
I have added this site to Cloudflare with a free account. This allowed(required) me to move the DNS service to Cloudflare DSN and remove the Google DNS that Google charges a few cents a month for. It also add the benefit of caching this site for users not close to my server. So now on… Continue reading One More Update
I have moved the blog to a single server hosted on Google Cloud Platform. I followed the instructions provided by Chris Titus Tech. This should get me to almost zero for hosting costs. Especially since I am the only one to visit this blog.
I just recently moved this blog from a Web Hosting company to the Google Cloud Platform. As of this writing, this blog is hosted on a Debian 9 Linux server with the back end database on Google Cloud SQL. If you are interested in the how and why of this, keep reading. I am paying… Continue reading Technology Behind This Blog
Well, I guess it is time to reboot the blog again. I have been busy learning new skills, like the skills to set the blog up on the Google Cloud Platform. I am trying to do this at a much lower cost than my previous provider. I like that this is my own virtual server… Continue reading New Year, New Me