Currently if someone visits universityofbath.cn, they get a 404, because it does not redirect to the www subdomain.
Marcaria, our registrar's DNS is not complex enough to allow both this redirect and domain verification for Google Cloud Platform on the apex domain.
This proposes to move all of the infrastructure to AWS and use
- S3 for filestorage
- Cloudfront for CDN distribution
- Route53 for DNS lookup
s3_websitegem for deployment and Cloudfront cache invalidation
- Downtime during migration
AWS pricing is pretty close to GCP.