Self hosting WordPress offers more freedom and flexibility than using WordPress.com, but there are still restrictions. With the dropping prices and increasing performance of Virtual Private Servers, self hosting not just your website, but your entire server is quite possible. Jim will talk about why you should consider self hosting from the server level up, how to get started with a VPS, and the basics of configuring and monitoring your own private internet island.
Jim Reevior is a web developer for STAT, a medical and life sciences publication of Boston Globe Media Partners. He is a longtime technology lover, computer whisperer, WordPress developer and contributor, and also dabbles in DevOps. Linux is his operating system of choice, although he can speak Windows, OS X and even DOS on occasion.