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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm idly interested in moving from hosting my site on github pages to a proper hosting provider that will let me have dynamically generated content, a custom domain etc. so I thought I'd create a thread here about web hosting providers.

 

Note: I am not looking for WYSIWYG web-page builders (e.g. weebly, wix, squarespace) but rather a provider of hosting for my own hand-written site.

 

I'd appreciate both advice on what to look for, and any specific recommendations you may have.

Thanks!


By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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I'm planning on using wix or squarespace when I finally get around to making one.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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I use OVH for my personal stuff, because for a low end VPS (still plenty good enough for most applications) it's very cheap. The AWS EC2 free tier and digital ocean are also good options (with AWS it does get more expensive as you go up, but they do also have a lot of functionality in terms of things like managed databases).


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

I'm planning on using wix or squarespace when I finally get around to making one.

Should have made clear. I don't want to use a website builder - I hate the things, so I'll be doing it by hand. (That's not to say you shouldn't use one, some people really love them, but it's not really what I'm looking for)

 

2 minutes ago, colonel_mortis said:

I use OVH for my personal stuff, because for a low end VPS (still plenty good enough for most applications) it's very cheap. The AWS EC2 free tier and digital ocean are also good options (with AWS it does get more expensive as you go up, but they do also have a lot of functionality in terms of things like managed databases).

Thanks very much, I hadn't heard of OVH but I'll look at them.


By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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10 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

I'm idly interested in moving from hosting my site on github pages to a proper hosting provider that will let me have dynamically generated content, a custom domain etc. so I thought I'd create a thread here about web hosting providers.

 

Note: I am not looking for WYSIWYG web-page builders (e.g. weebly, wix, squarespace) but rather a provider of hosting for my own hand-written site.

 

I'd appreciate both advice on what to look for, and any specific recommendations you may have.

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

I hate the things, so I'll be doing it by hand.

I wish I could do that instead of having to use a website builder. Unfortunately though, I am no where near good enough with css, html, or javascript to make a good website.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

I wish I could do that instead of having to use a website builder. Unfortunately though, I am no where near good enough with css, html, or javascript to make a good website.

I highly recommend you work your way through the tutorials on https://www.w3schools.com/ . They'll give you a good enough grounding that you can have confidence in building your website.


If you're using pure HTML+CSS+JS then you can even host it for free at Github which doesn't take too long to set up.


By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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Just now, pythonmegapixel said:

 

I'll definitely look into that, thanks for sharing!


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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18 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

Thanks very much, I hadn't heard of OVH but I'll look at them.

OVH also distributes budget-oriented dedicated machines available under SoYouStart in case you need a little more power down the line.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for all your recommendations, I'll look into them

Anyone else have any recommendations?


By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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