How does running this blog cost?
Two days ago some of my fellow Mastodoners started to show how much does it cost to run their blogs?, the answers varies from Hyde spending 57 dollars a month to Roland's spending 7.3 dollars with Kev's who spends 32 dollars and Horst spending 13 dollars a month.
And what about this blog?, how much does it cost?
Here it is:
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I have started this blog a month ago, I have bought a .blog domain my other blog is a niche blog and runs under a .me domain, I wanted to start fresh and because this is going to be a personal blog, not a niche one, I though it would be great to have a .blog tld, the domain cost 28 dollars a year, and I do not use privacy protection on my domains. I registered it on DNSimple as with my other domains.
I used to run My own CDN, it that was pricey, but run that setup for almost two years, the I read about BunnyCDN on Kev's blog, so I switched to it and deleted all distributed VPSs, because my site is static, I can run it completely from the CDN, I used that before on Amazon and Cloudfront, but the hit ratio was really small, at BunnyCDN I get 85% hit ratio on my other blog that has a lot more visitors that this one.
As this blog is a static site, generated with Middleman I use a Git server to store it, why not use the same VPS for the Git server?, Well, there is really not a good answer for that, but I will assign only half of the amount to this blog, as I have the other blog also there.
My DNS server provider is DNSimple, I have all my domains there I pay 5 dollars for it, but I will only assign 1 dollar to this blog, because as I said, all my other domains are also there. There is an extra charge over five domains, but I only have five of my domains using DNS services.
It does not represent a lot of money to run a blog, you can also do it for free if you want, but I like having control over the servers, what I really invest is time, not only on this blog, but on the other site. The other site is about Linux and I have two blogs there, one in English and one in Spanish, it is really easy to run Multple blogs with Middleman, is like having a Wordpress MultiSite.