Go buy it.
I’ve just finished writing a book titled ‘Linux Administration Cookbook’ for Packt Publishing. Available here: https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/linux-administration-cookbook
The writing process was… somewhat manic, and owing to how quickly I can write, the publication date was brought forward by two months (which only applied more pressure.)
I hope you find it informative (if you choose to buy and read it) or just downright impressive (if you don’t.)
Adam is the primary consultant for Terrafoundry Ltd.
I mean, in the purely technical sense. At the end of the day there’s always a server somewhere, but in this particular case the server is hosted by Gandi.Net (who I use for their excellent product offerings and customer service) and the site is just a series of files accessible through git or their API.
Having made the transition from managing an entire server for just one website, I have to admit that it’s a breath of fresh air. Where before there was the constant patching, monitoring, and security checks to consider (for an entire OS) my workload has now been cut quite considerably.
I don’t expect this site to get a huge amount of traffic, and even if it does (due to a popular blog post or other) it won’t be enough to cripple the hosting plan that I’m on with Gandi, or their infrastructure.
I’ll be keeping my servers around, I am a techie after all, but they’ve basically been relegated to a playground of sorts, with my big-professional and grown-up sites sitting in a place that I’m considerably less likely to break them.
Who knows, I may get tired of things being so simple and easy in the future, and go back to the headache of setting up iptables rules to block script-kiddies.