Switched to jekyll and CloudFlare

Dreamhost has been a great host for many years but there are other options for hosting a plain blog like this one these days, which makes paying out ~$50 for two years’ hosting start feeling too much.

So I finally converted to jekyll+github-pages solution and uses a free plan from CloudFlare to front the blog with HTTPS. In order to do its job, CloudFlare also becomes my domain DNS server.

CloudFlare for this site now runs in Full SSL mode, which means SSL is run between visitors and CloudFlare CDN, as well as between CloudFlare and github-pages.

I cannot run Full (strict) mode, which would ask CloudFlare to validate its connection to github-pages with a server-side certificate for my domain, because github-pages only serve HTTPS with a certificate for github.com/github.io.

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