I've been flopping around the internet looking for better #WordPress hosting, but it hasn't gone well so far.
@kev I used Cloudways' cheapest option with Digital Ocean for several years until I switched to a static site.
@oilyfish I tried Dreamhost a few years ago and had an awful experience. May have changed since then though.
@kev I’ve been pretty happy with everything on SiteGround, but they’re a tad pricier than I would prefer.
@kev There are pros and cons to everything. You could open a single DMZ host rather than your entire home network, ending up with a cheaper and faster option. On the other hand, you need to take your own backups etc. There is no perfect solution.
@xpil yeah, if I was going to do that I’d either go down the DMZ route, or a reverse proxy that’s external to my network. But it’s all infrastructure that I’d need to maintain, which is what I don’t want to do.
@kev So if you write your own theme, you could switch to Craft CMS and use the hosting you have.
It in has built in caching and plugins (paid) to handle the other items (not super sure about the newsletter glue).
Plus you have absolute control over the front end and final rendered output. It's pretty damn fast.
@redeagle potentially yeah, I’m just not that sure I have the inclination to learn an entire new CMS. I’ll definitely take a look though.
@kev The backend UI is dead simple. It's just getting used to Twig if you're not already familiar with it.
@kev Holy shit, that seems so expensive! I'm paying like 5€ per month for my VPS with a lot of other services running there as well.
@jle my VPS on its own is around the same price as you pay. With the like of Cloudways, it’s all the special sauce they add in that contributes to the extra charge, I would assume.
@kev It's probably all those plugins etc. that add up to the price 🤔 I don't even use a CDN anymore because that would make my site slower and a lot more complicated. Wordpress is a resource hog, I guess.
I used to have Namecheap as my #webhost. Got sick of them and now my webhost is #CrazyDomains. I think they're Australian. My needs are simple, so I can't say if they'll meet your needs. I got their cheapest plan -- which is more than enough for li'l me.
No complaints so far. Oh, and they helped me make the move too. 👍
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