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  • emgemg Member
    edited August 5

    @letlover said:
    As always, it depends. :)

    @vyas11 said:
    38 more in the pipeline !

    Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me. Thanks to vyas11 for their ongoing gentle lessons.

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  • ColonelPanicColonelPanic Member
    edited August 5

    Another upvote for MyW. Have been using their reseller hosting for a couple of years now, since buyshared stopped offering it.

    No downtime ever, WordPress sites load quickly once CDN and caching is configured, DirectAdmin/Softaculous setup is <chef's kiss>. I don't think I've ever had to contact tech support. I think their business model depends on a low support requirement from clients because their costs are so low and margins so tight. Looking forward to picking up more from them when they do another another one of their splendid recurring offers.

  • emghemgh Member

    Obviously, MyW isn't a good fit if he's looking for the "AWS of web hosting". Anyone can see that.

    I'd say SiteGround.

    Thanked by 2letlover MikePT
  • @vyas11 said:

    @ralf said:

    @letlover said:
    So I still have a lot of questions on colocation and US dedis, be prepared. LOL

    Please can you put them all into one single thread, ideally one of your many existing ones.

    38 more in the pipeline !

    why 38? why not 99?

  • letloverletlover Member
    edited August 6

    @emgh said:
    Obviously, MyW isn't a good fit if he's looking for the "AWS of web hosting". Anyone can see that.

    I'd say SiteGround.

    Thank you guys, emgh and vyas11.
    Seems SiteGround is what I am looking for. My strategy to go to uncharted water is typically finding the most reliable large scale yet not so cheap provider, after getting used to it and some testing water, then trying to find cheaper ones, and use this one as the reference or the benchmark. I think SiteGround can play this role, it is not EIG, has the best uptime and fastest load time, generally agreed by veteran LETers here.
    Right now it has 80% discount deals. I may choose the 4.99 grow big one. Not sure how long this price can last. Anyway, if it goes back to 24.99, I am going to cancel. I may develop some hugo sites there, maybe word press testing sites too. I have experience with phpbb and drupal, but not word press. Seems to me word press is much easier than drupal. Not sure why some many people like it, maybe due to its easy to use. Anyway, will try light things on SiteGround. Some dry runs.

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member

    @letlover said:

    @vyas11 said:

    @ralf said:

    @letlover said:
    So I still have a lot of questions on colocation and US dedis, be prepared. LOL

    Please can you put them all into one single thread, ideally one of your many existing ones.

    38 more in the pipeline !

    why 38? why not 99?

    Optimum answer is 42.

    Be careful with Siteground renewal pricing and best wishes

    Thanked by 1letlover
  • DewlanceVPSDewlanceVPS Member, Patron Provider

    Purchase from any established small hosting provider. Or later big companies will join hands and start their monopoly.

  • emghemgh Member

    @DewlanceVPS said:
    Purchase from any established small hosting provider. Or later big companies will join hands and start their monopoly.

    What’s the equvillent of AutoBoot for shared hosting?

    Thanked by 1vyas11
  • sonicsonic Member

    extravm

  • emghemgh Member

    @sonic said:
    extravm

    I mean, it’s a good provider, but not the AWS of web hosting.

  • Honestly, RackNerd shared hosting has been fantastic for me.

  • @letlover said:

    @emgh said:
    Obviously, MyW isn't a good fit if he's looking for the "AWS of web hosting". Anyone can see that.

    I'd say SiteGround.

    Thank you guys, emgh and vyas11.
    Seems SiteGround is what I am looking for. My strategy to go to uncharted water is typically finding the most reliable large scale yet not so cheap provider, after getting used to it and some testing water, then trying to find cheaper ones, and use this one as the reference or the benchmark. I think SiteGround can play this role, it is not EIG, has the best uptime and fastest load time, generally agreed by veteran LETers here.
    Right now it has 80% discount deals. I may choose the 4.99 grow big one. Not sure how long this price can last. Anyway, if it goes back to 24.99, I am going to cancel. I may develop some hugo sites there, maybe word press testing sites too. I have experience with phpbb and drupal, but not word press. Seems to me word press is much easier than drupal. Not sure why some many people like it, maybe due to its easy to use. Anyway, will try light things on SiteGround. Some dry runs.

    I feel siteground have gone downhill in recent years. I used to use them for mission critical WP sites, but kept on having problems. These days I prefer Cloudways on Digital Ocean droplets for mission critical. It just works, the web stack is fast, you have your own resources, and the price is ok. It's not shared hosting, but it's as easy to administer.

    Thanked by 1letlover
  • emghemgh Member

    @ColonelPanic said:

    @letlover said:

    @emgh said:
    Obviously, MyW isn't a good fit if he's looking for the "AWS of web hosting". Anyone can see that.

    I'd say SiteGround.

    Thank you guys, emgh and vyas11.
    Seems SiteGround is what I am looking for. My strategy to go to uncharted water is typically finding the most reliable large scale yet not so cheap provider, after getting used to it and some testing water, then trying to find cheaper ones, and use this one as the reference or the benchmark. I think SiteGround can play this role, it is not EIG, has the best uptime and fastest load time, generally agreed by veteran LETers here.
    Right now it has 80% discount deals. I may choose the 4.99 grow big one. Not sure how long this price can last. Anyway, if it goes back to 24.99, I am going to cancel. I may develop some hugo sites there, maybe word press testing sites too. I have experience with phpbb and drupal, but not word press. Seems to me word press is much easier than drupal. Not sure why some many people like it, maybe due to its easy to use. Anyway, will try light things on SiteGround. Some dry runs.

    I feel siteground have gone downhill in recent years. I used to use them for mission critical WP sites, but kept on having problems. These days I prefer Cloudways on Digital Ocean droplets for mission critical. It just works, the web stack is fast, you have your own resources, and the price is ok. It's not shared hosting, but it's as easy to administer.

    Yeah, but there is administering. I'm launching a production site in about a year or two according to my planning. I'll work on this project for 4 hours a day, even on weekends, until then. It's the work of my twenties, for sure.

    Still unsure about how to go about hosting it, and I'm even interested in hosting. It's such a thing were every hour of downtime equals maybe 100-200 bucks only in lost revenue due to not being able to work on it, maybe the same in terms of revenue, hard to say prior to launching of course.

    Not millions, but to me, it's important.

    Won't do any HA work, I just don't feel like it's worth it. Any busy hour would be daytime, so I'd be able to fix anything within an hour. Obviously, I'll do uptime monitoring with a service that sends SMS or maybe even calls me. I'd want to know directly.

    However, it's a SEO project, in the finance niche, so it takes TIME and EFFORT, a LOT of it. I just don't know if spending ANY time what-so-ever maintaining a server stack is something I'd be interested in doing.

    It's WordPress based, so there are quite a few of these "semi-managed" & "half-automated" services to consider.

    It's a Swedish site as well, which makes it harder, otherwise I might have just managed it myself through Hetzner, but I can't justify the extra latency because of Hetzner's bad Finland routing.

    According to my tests, my ping to Finland from Sweden is usually about 6 ms, but to Hetzner, it's closer to 30 ms. Sometimes it even goes to Germany and back.

    I'm currently considering GridPane free version + Vultr Stockohlm. Seems like it has everything I need, for about 15 bucks a month that's backups included, hosted in Sweden, with GridPane fixing Redis Object Cache & Redis Page Cache and hopefully maintaining it.

    A few more bucks for a lot of GB at B2 or something to have hourly backups during daytime.

    Sometimes I work 12 hours a day, so even daily backups just isn't enough, since backups are nearly free.

    A long text, but my question is, for the above, would you consider Cloudways?

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  • DewlanceVPSDewlanceVPS Member, Patron Provider

    @emgh said:

    @DewlanceVPS said:
    Purchase from any established small hosting provider. Or later big companies will join hands and start their monopoly.

    What’s the equvillent of AutoBoot for shared hosting?

    Jealous owner of a dead-pool company. :D

    Thanked by 1emgh
  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited August 6

    Lot of thought for a planned site.

  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    If you all keep choosing the super large companies and ignoring the smaller, many times friendlier ones, you will reap what you sow.

  • emghemgh Member
    edited August 6

    @vyas11 said:
    Lot of thought for a planned site.

    Yep, a lot of time and money too honestly, I know myself as a server guy might get too experimental with the hosting and I don't want that to be my downfall! :D

    Actually, the launch is planned, and the site is built at the time. So it's already ongoing. But it's a really large site, so it'll take time.

    Mostly content-wise.

  • MikePTMikePT Member, Moderator, Patron Provider
    edited August 6

    @ColonelPanic said:
    Another upvote for MyW. Have been using their reseller hosting for a couple of years now, since buyshared stopped offering it.

    No downtime ever, WordPress sites load quickly once CDN and caching is configured, DirectAdmin/Softaculous setup is <chef's kiss>. I don't think I've ever had to contact tech support. I think their business model depends on a low support requirement from clients because their costs are so low and margins so tight. Looking forward to picking up more from them when they do another another one of their splendid recurring offers.

    Thank you for the kind words! :-)

    Yes we don't provide any hand holding. We're directed to people that do know how to run websites and tweak their php settings in the PHP Selector. Believe it or not but we've had several tickets requesting us to increase the PHP limits... And we had to reply that we don't do it for the clients, we provide the PHP Selector for that. The MyW division turned 3 years btw! :)

    Planned: Baremetal servers, fully owned.
    We're considering to join the VPS market too, but our strength will be baremetal. We're negotiating quotes with portuguese Datacenters.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited August 6

    @MikePT said:
    The MyW division turned 3 years btw! :)

    Yup! Congratulations. My first plan /invoice with you was in July 1999

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  • letloverletlover Member
    edited August 6

    Just got a startup plan from SiteGround at $35/y.
    Registration has some kinks. SG asks to put some amount on credit card and let you tell the number. The first time I see this kind of security questions.
    The website building is so much fun. I have never had such an easy experience to build a site without writing a linux command. LOL.
    However, there is a question here:
    With LightSight, I can get a $5/m 1 vcpu 1 gb ram 40 gb ssd vps with wp and woocommerce preinstalled, much more powerful. 2tb/m bw is good enough, although SG has "unlimited" bw. Why would people go for shared hosting? Maybe those who don't know or want to get deep under the hood?

  • vyas11vyas11 Member

    Curious: How much is renewal for Siteground plan you purchased? What is the validity of the current plan?

    So what are we looking at:

    Renewal is
    Something like 15 US Dollars/ month?
    SG-startup-Plan

  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    @letlover said: With LightSight, I can get a $5/m 1 vcpu 1 gb ram 40 gb ssd vps with wp and woocommerce preinstalled

    Why would you want them preinstalled? I prefer a clean install and choose what I want.

  • letloverletlover Member
    edited August 6

    @vyas11 said:
    Curious: How much is renewal for Siteground plan you purchased? What is the validity of the current plan?

    So what are we looking at:

    Renewal is
    Something like 15 US Dollars/ month?
    SG-startup-Plan

    Right.
    This $3/m is only valid for one year. Then there are two years, three years plan options with different price tags. I remember that 3 year plan is $10/m.

  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    @vyas11 said: Curious: How much is renewal for Siteground plan you purchased? What is the validity of the current plan?

    good points.

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  • @Arkas said:

    @letlover said: With LightSight, I can get a $5/m 1 vcpu 1 gb ram 40 gb ssd vps with wp and woocommerce preinstalled

    Why would you want them preinstalled? I prefer a clean install and choose what I want.

    Yeh. I normally do only OS installation. Here is just for comparison with preinstallation.

  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    @letlover said: Yeh. I normally do only OS installation. Here is just for comparison with preinstallation.

    You seem to really like SG.

  • I now understand a little why wp is so popular , leading 70% of the global sites. I think wp's business model/strategy is to have slick user interface and slick customer web interface, and make the IT part transparent to web builders and viewers. This fits in very well with shared hosting and its customer base. So a site with WP very possibly is hosted by a shared host built by someone who does not know much about server administration. Just a guess. No offense.

  • letloverletlover Member
    edited August 6

    @Arkas said:

    @letlover said: Yeh. I normally do only OS installation. Here is just for comparison with preinstallation.

    You seem to really like SG.

    I don't know other shared hosting providers. But this is really easy and fun to me.
    I think I can use this SG site to test all kinds wp and plugins and oocommerce, because clearing the previous site and installing a new site is so easy. I can test different themes in a short time without much sweat like what I do in a vps or a dedi.
    I hope there are other shared hosting providers who are specialized in other frameworks, so that I can test other things. LOL.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited August 6

    @letlover said:

    @Arkas said:

    @letlover said: Yeh. I normally do only OS installation. Here is just for comparison with preinstallation.

    You seem to really like SG.

    I don't know other shared hosting providers. But this is really easy and fun to me.
    I think I can use this SG site to test all kinds wp and plugins and oocommerce, because clearing the previous site and installing a new site is so easy. I can test different themes in a short time without much sweat like what I do in a vps or a dedi.
    I hope there are other shared hosting providers who are specialized in other frameworks, so that I can test other things. LOL.

    Keyword laden text for visibility. SG Shill.

    I suspected Op was a GD "avangelist". Turns out it is SG. I was asked to provide proof, above is an example.

    Any shared hosting provider with Installtron and Softaculous, or WP hosting specialists- Gridpane / Laravelforge for eg. can do what you just described, and much more. Backups, Cloning, staging, firewall configs. Some offer admin via cli.

    If you know where to look, plenty of superior options to SG. Best wishes with your plan.

  • HostMT3HostMT3 Member

    Everything depends on the content, some web hosting is better than another, due to acceptable use policies, there is no better but the one that suits you best. If you're looking for cheap, you can't complain about the performance.

    https://flokinet.is/shared-hosting.php
    https://alexhost.com/shared-hosting/
    https://hostslick.com/web-hosting.php
    https://hostsailor.com/ssd-shared-hosting/
    https://pulseheberg.com/web/hosting

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