You know the saying about cooks cooking at home and builders houses being in the worst repair? Well, same here. After a few years of building and running my own code behind this site I've decided to ditch it and go with a proven open source platform. There are several reasons for this, some of which I'll bore you with now:
- The platform of choice, Drupal, is the tool we've chosen to use at 2G Creative when building client sites. It makes sense to practice what we preach, and this site will become a testbed for all things Drupal.
- I'd often have ideas about content to add to my site, but be put off by the thought of having to code and test the infrastructure needed to support it.
- Any funky functionality I end up developing for this site that doesn't already exist as a Drupal module can be released into the open source community.
- Why not?
In addition to the new site engine, I've also moved hosts from the Ubuntu server under the desk to the Mac Mini sitting on top of the Ubuntu server, under the desk. The Mini has much lower power consumption (15w as opposed to 90w) meaning it's silent in operation and will last longer on the UPS.
I'll have a switching off ceremony in the next few days for the old server 🙂