A friend of mine asked me the following question yesterday:
Need an advice on what is a good place to host a personal blog probably word press with custom domain.
I was very happy to see the question, but I always wanted to write a small post about my web hosting recomendations, and this is a good opportunity!
Here’s what I said to him:
The VPS Recommendations:
If you are going the VPS route, here are my personal recommendations:
I always use and recommend:
This is THE Windows VPS hosting for me. Good performance, several locations (I host in West US as I get visitors from US and Australia), SSD VPS as an option (which I used as soon as it was announced), and great support and price.
Everyone I recommended it to thanked me afterwards.
I haven’t done much in the Linux space, but these two are the big players used AND trusted by the people I follow and trust.
The both have tools to get you started and create the WordPress setup for you:
Classic VPS hosting, even shared hosting:
Blue Host is considered a budget hosting but some people used it for big stuff successfully.
Cloud Style Hosting, with SSD VPS:
The biggest sellers for Digital Ocean are cheap start point, SSD, and ability to resize servers.
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