Last Sunday, we migrated Gimlet to a big(!) shiny new server. All of the associated hiccups seem to have been solved. We always think the new server is so huge, and then outgrow it surprisingly fast.

In this migration, we moved from our own dedicated server at Rimuhosting to a cloud host at Digital Ocean. We were very happy with Rimuhosting’s service, but the flexibility of the cloud servers is a huge advantage for us. It’ll be a lot easier for us to grow here. The price is rather lower, too, which doesn’t hurt.

Doing the migration was a bunch of work, but since the service is a better fit for us, it was worth the time spent.

Of course, as a service provider ourselves, this is a somewhat sobering realization — but a valuable one to keep in our minds.