hmercer.com (2011–present)

Owning my identity online is really important to me, and having my own place on the web is a fundamental part of this.

I originally self-hosted my website, which I enjoyed as it gave me full control over every aspect of my site, from writing blog posts in my text editor to customising the caching of the site. However, in December 2015, I decided to switch to a DigitalOcean VPS, which allowed me to retain control over almost every part of the site, while benefitting from a faster server with higher bandwidth and lower latency. Now, I host the site on GitLab Pages.

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