Moving to Digital Press

I started incurring a lot of costs on AWS (t2.micro + EBS storage + elastic IP), so decided to move this blog to Digital Press which is free.

Other options, I considered were:

On the Digital Press end, I first created a blog site with their default domain ( To edit it, add /ghost to the domain. You can remove the default posts and pages by removing the profile for user "ghost".

More details on the steps involved are listed below (Ref:

To point the blog to a custom domain, I ended up choosing CloudFlare as a free DNS provider. I opted out of GoDaddy's DNS management. The Cloudflare settings are shown below:

Note also that SSL/TLS encryption mode should be set to Full.