Migrating to Google Compute Engine


I’m in the process of migrating the site from a virtual machine to a Google Compute Engine instance. This site doesn’t get much traffic, so there wasn’t much of a reason to spend as much as I was every month for hosting. GCE is quite flexible, lets me add CPU and memory as needed, and frankly is quite a bit faster. I’ll write a detailed post in a few days outlining my very short learning curve in switching to GCE from a dedicated virtual machine: it’s not a simple “spin up a new machine and rsync everything over” thing, but it’s fairly close.