You can engage Amazon Web Services to host an instance of Movable Type 7. The rates are quite decent: it’s free tier eligible! In fact, an AWS instance of MT is what got me back into the Movable Type ecosystem. And it’s lovely to be back.
Six Apart has two versions of Moveable Type available: nginx and Apache. I chose an nginx instance because I live in 2021, and of course I have a poke around. AWS has a stack of unique stuff associated with their MT install to facilitate the spinup of instances and execution of Perl. They also shipped a Perl module MTDynamicHandler.pm which intrigued me.
Part of what prevented me from playing more with Movable Type recently is my use of nginx and its apparent incompatibility with Dynamic Publishing. Despite a stack of research at the time, I couldn’t work out a way to get nginx to ingest .htaccess and rewrite rules to facilitate dynamic rendering. I could not get my own rewrite rules to work right.
It was so good to make get back to Vancouver. We only had a couple of nights here, so we made the most of it!
An early start got us breakfast at a local café. We explored town a little bit, and had a look in a few shops. Then we caught a small boat over to Granville Island. This was the view we were met with. It was awful.