turngren.net has a much more robust home now.

I finally decided to break the bank at $10/month to get a Linode with 1GiB of RAM and a Xeon core.  Now I don’t have to hide behind obscurity.  Installed a LAMP stack, got ssh working with rsa keys…now I just have to work on installing an SSL certificate and I’m good to go!


I don’t know if my current SSL cert is tied to just the domain name or the server itself…I guess we will have to find out.  I really don’t want to pay for a new cert, it wasn’t spectacularly cheap.  But, for now this will work.  I have my site up on a remote host, it isn’t violating the terms of my ISP, and it can handle a ton more traffic. More to follow later…

UPDATE AS OF 6/21/16:

Linode continues to impress.  I have had practically zero downtime as the result of maintenance on their part.  I have broken a few things myself…but that’s on me.  I added daily backup snapshots for another $2.50 per month.  If you don’t mind taking the time to install a LAMP stack or something similar, I can’t recommend Linode enough.  It is also easy to access your virtual machine remotely.  Even without SSH – just through the Linode login portal.