Postmodern Sysadmin

A blog about servers and junk

Saying Goodbye to Wordpress

It’s Been a Great Ride

There is no doubt that Wordpress is a great piece of software. As much as people love to hate on PHP, it runs a lot of the internet.

I’ve been running Wordpress personally and professionally for years. It only gets better. I was only hacked once :)

Rethinking What I Need

Since moving to a Low End Box, my resources have been tight. Even on a tuned system, I can’t run much more interesting things than my Nginx+PHPfpm+MySQL.

Right now I also have 32000 spam comments in my queue. Akismet does a great job, but I wonder if I even need it. All I really need is a tiny corner of the web, read only is ok.

What I Lose

  • Comments
  • Cool plugins
  • Well trusted codebase
  • Easy to use gui
  • Familiar Workflow

What I Gain

  • Immutability and hackproof deployment
  • Entire classes of server maintenance issues disappear
  • Git!
  • Grep-able blogs

Making The Change