All Aboard The Just Get A VPS Train

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I have been noticing a very disturbing trend as of late. Where people on forums, Reddit, etc are asking for recommendations on shared Web Hosting and getting many replies like “just get a vps” or “just go to Digital Ocean”. 99% of the people asking for recommendations for a shared host do not have the knowledge and systems administration skills to setup, manage, and secure there own server.

This Is Horrible Advice!

Sure you can head over to DO and have a droplet spun up running WordPress in a few minutes. Here are some questions, if you answer no to more than 1 than really stick with shared hosting.
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The Cheap Ass Web Hosting Rant

Roast A Host Cheap Ass Hosting Rant

 

I do quite a bit of freelance work as a systems admin and spend a lot of time talking with people about their hosting, and it is getting so old. I get e-mails, or Skypes, or text from┬ápeople in a panic and all pissed off because their site is offline, slow, or their Web Host support taking forever etc. The first thing I ask these people is “How much do you pay for your hosting?”. 99% of them reply with a price that is close to the $5/month mark. Continue reading “The Cheap Ass Web Hosting Rant”