It’s been a while…
I recently noticed that my blog wasn’t even correctly resolving, which was embarrassing to say the least. Which has happened ever since I tried to move the AWS instance to a smaller type.
Instead of working out what is wrong with the old instance I decided instead to try out the new AWS Lightsail service which, seems to, have been designed for the WordPress blog scenario.
It was super quick, an hour, if you count writing this blog post. If you want to do something similar the following articles were really helpful.