Cloud Confusing

Explaining hosting, AWS, Wordpress, static sites, and all manner of cloud solutions.

Welcome to Cloud Confusing, a site that details my journey into cloud operations.

Why do this? I’m a lifelong technology lover with a not-so-fun history with ops. After years of avoid hosting, networking, and other ops tasks I’ve spent the last year learning how to work with the cloud, not just have others do it for me. My goal isn’t to be a full-time network engineer or anything like that, I simply want to overcome my concerns and tackle the gaps in my knowledge head on.

Everything I’m doing is done with the goal of accomplishing a greater task — I’m not learning how to use AWS for academic purposes — so please excuse anything that’s overly expedient, insufficiently appreciative of subtly, incredibly pragmatic, or just plain incorrect.

Current goals with AWS:

  • Hosting 10+ single page websites as cheaply as possible
  • Free privacy on my domains
  • Hosting this blog
  • Having a place to dump files online
  • Spinning up quick projects with Lightsail and¬†Elastic Beanstalk
  • Utilizing new AWS tools and enhancing my own skillset (AWS Polly, AWS Transcribe, etc.)
  • Compare useful tools in order to find the best solutions (ie: Best VPS hosting)
  • (more)

-Sal Cangeloso