• SuperSpruce@lemmy.zip
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    3 months ago

    My one question is why the site is shutting down rather than merely not making new posts anymore.

      • th3raid0r@tucson.social
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        3 months ago

        I mean sure maybe 10 years ago. But most static sites like blogs and such can fit entirely on a cloudflare page worker under the free tier. Or heck, even the free allotment on AWS S3 or other object storage providers.

        I mean, perhaps this isn’t a static site and it’s built on some sort of CMS and has a postgres database in the background. In that case it probably runs around $5 to $10 a month.

        Of course, this all presumes that the person setting this up is fairly savvy about the offerings available. I see a lot of people making silly decisions in this space, thinking that they need some full fat virtual private server, when all they really need is an object storage bucket behind a DNS c-name.

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      3 months ago

      Don’t underestimate the relief of a clean ending. The author isn’t in a good place, it won’t do him any favors to leave it up. He clearly wants to put this chapter of his life behind him.

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      3 months ago

      I’m thinking that the author is doing this so they avoid thoughts like “the website is still up, why am I not posting anything on it?” We are talking about a person who felt the urge to post at least once every single day of their life, while maintaining a job.