Website Hosting?

almost 6 years ago from Steve Orchosky, Digital Designer & Illustrator

  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    I just moved from DO to Amazon LightSail... for reasons. :)

    How do you use your hosting? Is using FTP important to you? Or do you use a VCS/command line? Do you host multiple websites/projects on the same host? A little more info on what kind of site(s) you build would be helpful for good recommendations.

    For instance: my setup is a Dokku installation on a LightSail VPS. I use Google Domains (which is where I purchased my domain & do my e-mail) for my DNS. Dokku lets me use git to push sites straight to my VPS in individual containers, on multiple domains (since I have multiple sites) or subdomains and has some other bells and whistles that make web projects easy to manage. I prefer to not user or see a GUI/cPanel-esque website to manage my servers.

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    • Steve OrchoskySteve Orchosky, almost 6 years ago

      Thanks for the reply! Open to trying new things, which is why I started the discussion! I'm used to working with an FTP, but that's just what I learned in school. Most of my development is front end, but I'd love to have a solution that would work for back end too if work demands it.

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    • Sri KadimisettySri Kadimisetty, almost 6 years ago

      Literally the only thing that scares me about these amazing Amazon services is that theres no way to limit the charges and you have to put down a credit card. Im kinda paranoid about suddenly seeing like a crazy charge on it someday.

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      • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, almost 6 years ago

        Happened a week ago, bad stuff.

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      • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

        LightSail is the same model as DigitalOcean/Linode/etc. The monthly plan is locked in, and you're charged for overages. If you go over your bandwidth on DO, for instance, you are charged at an uncapped 2¢ per GB.

        With typical AWS offerings like S3 and EC2, the price fluctuates much more (and I think that's what you're referencing). LightSail is comparable to the regular ol' VPS providers.

        That being said, the base levels of bandwidth are more than enough for any small web project, blog or portfolio site on all 3 services.

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