I moved my blog over to wordpress.com after I realized how ancient my server was getting. It was cost effective & ran quick as hell because it was an old Dell GX620 desktop with only 512MB of RAM using Centos minimal, free wordpress, & Duo for 2FA. The issue was many things were outdated & unsupported on the current platform. Doing the updates that were available was getting to be a challenge to remember and I wanted to move over to a TLS connection which was going to require a lot more research on how to host it locally & get a cert.
So I figured this was an ok replacement for now. While it’s a bit more in cost for the hosting & such, it’s not terrible compared to the electricity being lost as heat that was being generated by the super old desktop. Hopefully I’ll update this more often now too.