Digital Ocean switch notes to self – all good as of 12/10/2015

Posted By on December 10, 2015

I move my WordPress  blog to Digital Ocean‘s smallest cloud based Linux server and the move is now complete, I think.  Everything seems to be working as it should, although I’ve experienced a couple snags.

All posts have been consolidated (except this one) under the RichC user_id and I’ve updated to WordPress to 4.4. The Linux “swap” as been set on the DO “micro” cloud server to allocate an additional 3GB (or maybe it was 4GB?) of disk RAM which will hopefully prevent “out of memory” errors. Others have had issues when running WordPress on the smallest cloud servers so we’ll see if this helps before upgrading to a bigger (and more expensive) cloud server.  Tweaking has been fun … as those tech-types who like to “learn by doing” can attest.

Most images (except the WordPress uploaded media), PDFs, AV and larger content have been moved to independent servers (some on Amazon S3 instance and about 10GBs of archives on one of my company’s servers).

I used both phpMyAdmin to correct user_id, URLs and links from old posts, although I’m sure there are still broken links in the over 5000 past posts and pages.

Screenshot of the “hopefully” stable blog as of December 10, 2015.



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