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Discussion on: What shared hosting providers have you tried?

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Ian Mubangizi

They are not on your list, yet I used 1and1 aka Ionos, which was great when I hosted a WordPress Multisite installation, the server was very performant and their customer service was excellent.

Their pricing model was okay for my use case at the time. I would recommend them if you are looking to host a low demand web consultancy with minimal hosting costs. I managed 5 websites and they run well.

They have a tier structure, which allowed my service to scale up if my WordPress instance received addition demand with in my budget. Before making use of the WordPress multisite feature I was running all 5 client websites on their own app instance, and the server could handle it all.

I believe I was using the Level 3 tier package that supported up to 9GB of RAM and the Storage was unlimited yet their was a 200k file limit, so in the end the WordPress multisite feature helped to reduce my use from 180k to 90k.

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Chris McKay

I've been with them for nearly 15 years. I've only ever had a few hiccups. That said, I'm probably going to move to Digital Ocean soon because I need more control. The only downside is moving the email hosting, too.

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Ian Mubangizi

Handling emails is one massive undertaking, I tried many methods and finally gave up. The issue is mainly to do with security and setting up multiple domains and users on one server.

I tried doing it on my own before watching a video from Luke Smith.

youtube.com/watch?v=9zP7qooM4pY

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Chris McKay

I used to self-host my email on a Fedora server in my basement. I loved the control I had, but I realized I spent a lot of time worrying about it instead of my business. I was always communicating with other hosts to whitelist my server or always worrying about the server crashing when I was on vacation.

Perhaps that would be a good use of a Digital Ocean droplet. 🤔