Hi, i'm looking to jump to the cloud and this stack and don't really know how to get started. My set it is not ideal and a bit of a hack because i'm not a server guy... but it's worked till now. I'm just tired of paying for it and reducing costs is my biggest ramp up for 2016. I actually lost money in 2015 even though i made money and that needs to stop. First, what do i need? I have an older dedicated box with 12 cores Name Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz Speed 2394.045 MHz Cache 12288 KB and 8gb of ram. These proc's are older, so i'm not sure how that ramps up to compare to today's hardware. i don't think i need all 12 now. My loads rarely break .5 I also have a ton of data. I currently use 275gb of storage on a raided pair of 500gb sa-10k's, so i'm basically screwed out of even the largest packages that only offer 196 gb of space. What are the storage options? I can offload my db somewhere? my gallery? my backups (I keep 3 days locally to save xfer time in cse, but also offload to s3 in case a drive epic failure or other major DR) I also have 6 smaller sites that run wordpress. should i consider a 2nd instance for these? Emails- will i have mx? control through my own server or do i need to use google apps/etc? dns - i currently self-host. Do i need to go to cloudflare/etc?