After many years of (good) service, I’m in the process of moving from Dreamhost web hosting to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) service hosted by the folks at Linode. It’s definitely more pricey but I like the control and freedom that I have at my disposal. Thanks to a number of guides and some help, I was able to set up lighttpd and php-fpm to serve web pages, and Postfix+dovecot+amavisd-new for email.
I haven’t moved off a few services yet (including my primary mail), but I’m rather satisfied at the moment.
Let me know if you encounter any issues with this blog, although it should have moved painlessly (hopefully!).