Stephan Schmidt

Hosting a Website on BunnyCDN - Radical Simplicity

Cheap and easy hosting on a CDN with Hugo

My first homepage was around 1993 on a university computer. The World Wide Web just arrived and HTML was something magical. My first job was converting Word documents to HTML by hand around the same time, hosting them on a small server at an ISP I worked for.

Then the CMS was invented, then blogs came up—I’ve founded a blog and wiki software startup around 1999—and many ended up using WordPress for hosting their articles. Been there, kept the WordPress up to date and working. Running my own WordPress and using a hosted one. Using Medium and Substack.

Recently I moved the things I publish to Hugo and static websites.

Simple to run, simple to scale. There are some downsides, like changing a text, or typo is taking more effort, but the simplicity of keeping the site running beats the partial inconvenience.

Two hacker news frontpage articles on two consecutive days and nothing to worry about, the CDN also pushed the content to the edges—so it should have been fast for people in the US and Asia too.

The cost is $1 per month. Actually lower, but $1 is the smallest amount they can charge.

Go for the simple things.

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About Stephan

As a CTO, Interim CTO, CTO Coach - and developer - Stephan has seen many technology departments in fast-growing startups. As a kid he taught himself coding in a department store around 1981 because he wanted to write video games. Stephan studied computer science with distributed systems and artificial intelligence at the University of Ulm. He also studied Philosophy. When the internet came to Germany in the 90 he worked as the first coder in several startups. He has founded a VC funded startup, worked in VC funded, fast growing startups with architecture, processes and growth challenges, worked as a manager for ImmoScout and as a CTO of an eBay Inc. company. After his wife successfully sold her startup they moved to the sea and Stephan took up CTO coaching. You can find him on LinkedIn, on Mastodon or on Twitter @KingOfCoders

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