It’s been a few days since I updated everyone on what’s been going on in my life. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit a magical place on an adventure filled with excitement and wonder. The Grand Waterfall is a couple of hours from my house, and although the journey is demanding and the road is challenging, it’s worth it to see this natural beauty.
The inspiration from this adventure has helped me to continue with my creative writing, and just today, I was working on a new story—the first one since I started looking for an alternative hosting server. My luck was such that after ten years of working with the same server, the company was acquired by another, and my service is getting worse every day.
As many of you may have experienced, I had to search a lot to see which hosting company would best suit my needs. The truth is that most of the services offered are not of excellent quality, which left me sad. So, I decided to look for something different and took advantage of the fact that Amazon is offering three months free to try their servers. EC2 is a type of server they use, and it’s challenging to set up. It’s recommended for users with a high level of development knowledge, but even for me, it was complicated.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives you an empty server, like a computer without Windows, and gives you the tools to find the systems that fit your needs. The truth is that these past two weeks, I’ve been playing with different programs to see which is the best option for my needs. Like many WordPress bloggers, I need a server that can run WordPress but isn’t full of ads.
So, I began my journey as a novice developer to discover what AWS has to offer. I was about to give up and accept that the only option for my needs was to buy a shared server with millions of websites and pay absurd monthly fees, like the $25 a month that WordPress.com charges to use plugins and monetize a blog.
Of course, everything ended positively since I managed to set up the server, and even better, now I can offer this service to any blogger who is interested. It’s a marvel running on Amazon—faster than many of the servers I’ve tried, and to have all the benefits of the $ 25-a-month package from WordPress.com, which only costs $5. So, if you’re interested in breaking free from WordPress.com and starting to work with a WordPress free of ads but with all the benefits of the $25 a month package, you can do so for $5 a month with me and AWS.
In addition to that, I’m happy to have already spent two weeks sharing my audio short stories with my patrons, which makes me very happy, but it takes up quite a bit of time. Anyway, life goes on, and everything is functioning correctly. I hope the start of the year has been as productive for you, and let me know if you’re interested in having your own domain and a WordPress that isn’t full of ads with all the benefits of the $25 a month package for only $5 a month contact me. Happy blogging!