I moved away from using Jekyll for a couple of reasons:

  1. The massive amount of required modules (both Node.js modules and Ruby Gems) to do basic stuff
    • Almost 300 in total
    • Many of these were out of date and had security issues or dependency issues
  2. I couldn’t update my site on-the-go
  3. Lots of small things required architectural changes

That all being said, I still love the idea of static site generators, but I feel they’re not worth the effort for me. I’m lazy and my life is getting busier. I want convenience.

Therefore, I moved into NameCheap’s managed WordPress hosting EasyWP. Since it’s all connected inside my registrar, it’s easy to just plug in and go. Honestly, it doesn’t even feel like a managed install, either. I get pretty much the full experience using WordPress without all the overhead of managing, securing and otherwise babysitting PHP, Nginx, MySQL (MariaDB), and the whole stack underneath.

If you’d like to give it a try, or were looking for a way to get a free month, you can use my referral link: https://dashboard.easywp.com/r/pwq8d

By Nathan DeGruchy

IT Support extraordinaire. FOSS lover and proud Husband and Father.