I was trying Squarespace for a while but I wasn't happy with their service at all. I just switched over to GoDaddy and I'm in the midst of getting my DNS and all of that good stuff set up. Just wondering, who do you use for web hosting?
I use Digital Ocean. Absolutely love it.
It's kind of the golden combination for me: infinitely flexible, super cheap, and unencumbered speed. It's like a pro-grade server that I can operate as an admitted idiot in the 'devops' department.
I just recently moved a bunch of sites (including some db-driven ones) over from mediatemple's DV. They're all noticeably faster, for about 1/4 of the cost, and the mysterious stuff like distributed snapshots (of the sites and of just the droplets) is handled with buttons, which makes me feel warm.
I prefer static HTML as opposed to CMS systems. And thus, Amazon WS' S3 is a simple way to host sites. Best part: you never have to worry about large amounts of traffic. AWS handles that bit for you automatically. More importantly, it's fast! And if you get a global audience, you can even use their CDN offering (AWS Cloudfront) to serve your entire site.
Hope this helps.
AWS gives a one year free-tier which includes S3. :)
I'm not a AWS rep. Just a happy customer.
+1 for static sites using S3 or CloudFront
You can also use Route 53 (DNS) for setting up S3 at the root domain level. I've then been pointing out the MX records to host emails through Outlook.com (or Google Apps though it's a little more pricey).
Route 53 is superbly good. DNS level traffic routing. FTW.
But most importantly, compared to other DNS providers out there, Route53 manages to provide the fastest DNS queries around the globe. Faster quering equals faster loading of your site.
I started with HostGator but didn't like their experience. Also tried site5 - they are awesome but didn't offer what I was looking for. Now I use Media Temple, they are the best as far as I am concerned. They have great customer service plus their overall experience is fantastic.
And btw Media Temple is now part of GoDaddy.
I am loving http://littlenimbus.com. They have awesome support and cheap ($0.99) hosting. They are getting NodeJS support soon as well.
I use both iPage and HostMonster. I will probably switch everything to HostMonster once iPage expires.
Been using them for the last 3 years, and am moving my higher traffic podcast sight over to a VPS at Digital Ocean. Can't beat $5 a month for a SSD VPS!
Shameless plug for my start-up: http://900dpi.com
Ah, I've seen this recently! Really great idea, and I think there's a big market for it.
Without putting your internal magic on blast (no need to answer), does SSI provide a particular benefit to your app as opposed to using a more modern templating engine? Of course it's trivial to compile my templates locally prior to adding files to the DP folder, but it seems like if you're packing up those assets anyways, partials would make things easier, no?
We'll pack up the assets and put them in the cloud whether you use our include functionality or a different templating engine that spits out whole pages into your dropbox folder. So whichever you prefer :) Does that answer the question?
Out of curiosity what templating engine/software do you use now to manage your partials?
For cheap, cut and dry hosting, definitely checkout http://asmallorange.com/
I use Bluehost with WordPress.
(I know. I know.)
I've used them for years with few big problems, but I am highly considering switching to Site5. It's time for a change.
I'm using fused network. Support are always excellent with them.
http://mediatemple.net Grid hosting
It get worse when you get traffic, i don't recommend.
I've had few sites on it that get a couple thousand concurrent visitors, worked fine. No complaints here.
I'm hosting my website at name.com
After a lot of searching TSO host.
Yeh im with TSO, really good service and nice backend,
what do you do about emails? There email server has gone down more times than im happy with this year and have being thinking of moving my emails to a third party.
I have issues however, my email policy forgives them.
Many may argue this is not best practice, but I only check my email first thing in the morning and an hour or so before I stop working. For all the time in between I have an automated response which acknowledges I've received the email and will get back to them. For emergencies they can call me.
Saying that though, I am looking for a third party. Not found one yet.