• Matt AllenMatt Allen, 9 years ago

    I currently use a mix of either hosting on GitHub Pages (which is free and supports Jekyll) or using my own VPS which is hosted at Digital Ocean. I'd highly recommend the VPS route as it opens up a lot of opportunity and is really cheap. Also gets you setting up apache and learning about managing your own webspace. It's a great weekend project and if you don't mind diving into terminal then it's great knowledge to have. In the past, I've used one.com as it's really cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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    • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

      I love having a VPS on Digital Ocean - shared hosting was so slow in comparison, I've basically moved all of my individual sites over to my single VPS and seen an insane increase in speed and uptime.

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    • Rob DavarniaRob Davarnia, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

      Agreed. Rolling your own VPS on Digital Ocean or Linode is pretty cost effective and the performance is much much better. It's a lot easier to install anything you like on it, and migrate bigger sites/databases over.

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    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, 9 years ago

      How did you set up your VPS?

      I started out with DO, but I hit complications trying to keep a simple NodeJS server running. I'd like to have a VPS, and I'm pretty comfortable with the terminal and Node, but I don't want to have to deal with configuring everything, and maintaining it in the future if I don't have to. I ended up just pushing the project to Heroku, and everything works fine, and for free.

      Any suggestions?

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    • Tomasz PiątekTomasz Piątek, 9 years ago

      +1 digitalocean. But configuration is not simply :) (3 days I'm trying run PHPMyAdmin)

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