it all started when i started considering the deployment of the vert.x app i’m working on.
so, when i was analyzing how to transfer the code over, i came across Github Pages.
i already had two sites:
the rackspace site held a wordpress blog and some software products i’ve developed over the years.
i started the tumblr site when i dove into mac osx and there i chronicled some other infrastructure endeavours.
when i started digging into the whole github pages, i found out about custom domains and read a lot of articles about people switching from any blog framework to github pages.
in my case, it makes a lot of sense as well:
- streamlined content creation and publishing (all i need is a text editor and git)
- no more messing around with wordpress
- no more maintenance of the hosted box (no more watching out for ubuntu updates)
- no more hosting fees !!
the hosting fees aren’t really that much (about $12 per month), but in the end all savings add up.
for the record, my custom domain transitions was done following instructions on setting up a custom domain with pages
on my dns registrar (Namecheap), it went down like this
my mail hosting is done via google, so i used namecheap’s option to “Automatically set MX records necessary for Google Apps Email”
dns propagation already happened for me (i did this about an hour ago), so it should be a smooth transtion all things considered.
Update (Nov 19, 2014)
As per noisebleeds comment below, I’m attaching the updated DNS settings I had to use after Github made some changes to their network routing