I am currently running Wordpress on a linode 512 VPS. The setup is as follows: nginx, php-fpm and wordpress. The blog seems to be getting slower loads and I've recently lost the ability to install plugins or upload photos.
Would it be a better solution to simply host the blog on wordpress.com or some other wordpress hosting service and avoid all the maintenance required?
Or maybe simply code up my own blogging tool in some python framework where I have complete control of the the blog?
Edit: I was actually able to fix the plugin problem by simply changing the owner of the wordpress dir to that of what nginx uses.