After a bit of “soul searching” and annoyances from Oracle Cloud that began to pile up (the traffic management layer is very Oracle-ish), I migrated away from the free tier of Oracle Cloud’s offering to a small VM from Vultr. This time I installed OpenBSD.
Running a small webserver with OpenBSD is a breeze! I always knew this in an abstract sense but never deployed one myself. Basically, all it took was spinning up the instance on vultr.com, installing a couple packages, setting up the webserver httpd in base, and using acme-client (also in base) to pull down a certificate for the website.