My First Month’s Cost of Hosting a Hugo Blog on AWS

Categories: blogging
I just got my first AWS billing statement after starting this Hugo blog. I have the normal stack of storing in S3 and pushing to the web with Cloudfront. My AWS bill in April was 17 cents and the bill for May is 22 cents. This means the total cost for hosting in May for my Hugo blog is just 5 cents. The entire 5 cents comes from S3. I was charged nothing for Cloudfront which means I’m still in the free tier.

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Advantages of Wordpress over Hugo

Categories: blogging
Today let us talk about Hugo vs Wordpress. If you search the web you see many bloggers espousing Hugo. I disagree with this. Of course the technical people are going to blog about Hugo. They don’t have much else to write about. Except their technical superiority. In the meantime notable names like BBC America, Sony Music, TechCrunch, and Disney quietly run their sites on Wordpress. They don’t write posts to submit to Hacker News bragging about their static blogging setup.

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My Hugo Stack

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As is obligatory with every new Hugo blogger, today I write about my blogging setup. Unlike an ordinary person who takes 5 minutes to create a wordpress login and gets to work, I am a member of the technocratic elite and as such took an entire afternoon to set up this marvelous blogging system. Sadly I did not travel my own path but followed the footsteps of the countless Hugoistas before me.

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Blogging About Blogging

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Today, lets talk about Sander Knape. Who is Sander Knape? I have no idea. I just know about him because he blogged about why blogging is great and that post somehow made it to the front page of the Hacker News most active page. The level of meta is incredible - a blog post about blogging posted on a website where people mostly post blog posts! Anyway the reason I chose to discuss my friend Sander today is that his site is built with Hugo.

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Images With Hugo

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Lets talk about static sites and images today. An ordinary person would paste a screenshot or drag-n-drop an image into their Wordpress blog and be done. We, however, are the technocratic elite and as such endeavor to avoid the “free as in beer” in pursuit of the complicated like “free as in speech”. The Hugo documetation literally states the typical Hugoista is to store images in the static folder and add subfolders for organization.

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Hugo Vs Wordpress : Wordpress is better except …

Categories: blogging
Many words have been written about Hugo and how its better than Wordpress. However they’re all written by the technocrati who have no idea how it is for the ordinary. I spend a half day yesterday, on my Sunday, setting up this Hugo site for my blog. I dealt with the intricacies of uploading to AWS with rclone, messing with Cloudfront, going deep into my domain settings, figuring out how to implement SSl(ACM!

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Hugo For The Semi Literate Techie

I am a semi-literate techie. I deal with hardware in my day job and software is a hobby I do on the side. So while I can hack code and generally come up with a solution to my problem, I can’t whip up a site like Gmail or Stackoverflow over a weekend. I had my original blog on Blogger and I decided to try out Hugo after I had concerns about Google long term plans for Blogger.

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