Most people don’t know the true costs of traditional hosting until it’s too late. It starts off fun and exciting — fresh boxes, installing packages, learning new technologies — but winding up an "accidental sysadmin" for years is no joke.
Each step seems like a perfectly reasonable good intention, but where you end up can be a bad place indeed.
To illustrate this, we put together this infographic to illustrate the Drupal Developer's Road to Server Hell:
- Why $31k is a starting ballpark fee for a large project's initial infrastructure build-out.
- What Drupal developers end up spending their time on with traditional hosting; hint: not the website.
- All 10 steps on the road to server hell — in full-color, disastrous detail.
It's not too late to understand the implications of the DIY hosting path and plan accordingly.