Novalug.com is being upgraded and placed on a new internet architecture. This will directly change the way you can log into the site to add content or manage people and settings. During the upgrade all content, users and roles will be retained, but some files may become unlinked. An archive of all files from the old site will be made available and some files you may have uploaded may have to be re-entered in order to be visible.
This upgrade and re-architecture will be fully documented and presented at a future meeting under the working title, "Building an Enterprise like Website for Free (or very nearly so)".
So most of the free tiers of dynamic website hosting I found have tons of little hidden costs you can incur when hosting a Drupal site, so I'm calling that experiment a failure, but I'll move on with some changes to the site.
Notable changes still in scope
- Switching the server OS from Debian to Ubuntu
- Adding a content delivery network
- Implementing application monitoring network
- Adding site ticket tracking