Clusters of fun

I’m a nerd, a fast I’m sure no one is surprised by. One of the side effects of this is overcomplicating simple things.

Because I’ve always had a cloud server for hosting things like the ADT Pulse/Pushover integration and this site (among others), I decided to complicate that by running a Kubernetes cluster at Digital Ocean for the ultimate in ridiculous personal infrastructure costs.

That said, it’s been super easy to work with. I host 8 WordPress sites, the backend for Holeshot Events, as well as some personal apps for home stuff, on 2 $20/month nodes.  Could I do this more efficiently? Probably. Would it be as ridiculous? Nope.

It’s been a great learning experience, and with the release of k3s I’ve been thinking about installing it on the home server too.