Amazed at the ease of this
As someone who’s very interested in technology and who has spent nearly 20 years installing, configuring and managing servers (as part of my Full-Stack Development role) I am pleased how easy it can now be to deploy something like a WordPress server.
Thanks to IAAS services such as DigitalOcean you are now able to deploy a new WordPress server (Ubuntu, Apache, Mysql, PHP) complete with Lets Encrypt SSL certificate in under an hour. Wow! I could probably do it by hand (assuming I can download the Ubuntu image very quickly) in under an hour – but that would be a stretch and not nearly as user friendly.
So, thank you to DigitalOcean and thank you to the guys at Lets Encrypt for creating worthwhile 21st century solutions to enable people like me to do what we really want!