When I started this new website in 2018(Over 4 years ago, my god), I used a minimal Google Cloud Compute VM to host it. Running Nginx and nothing else, it did a really basic serve of the webpage. I eventually sent it through CloudFlare’s proxy for a little bit of caching and DDOS protection, but my pipeline stayed the same pretty much this entire time.
Today marks a big move, I’m now storing my website in git, and using CloudFlare pages to render and host them. This means no more hosting for me at all. Completely takes the risk of web server exploits off my plate, and simplifies the build system so all I have to do is commit and sync and within a few minutes, my website will be public. I’m excited to see the new simplified flow, and hope it will encurage me to publish more often.