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So, today I want to share with you my preferred hosting companies for various services, like VPS, Dedicated Servers, etc. This is my personal opinion and is based on my own experience with them. If you have other options, feel free to comment! I want to read all of your suggestions and opinions! :)

Web Hosting
- Free -

InfinityFree.net -> Fast and simple. This is my first option when I need to test some website or design, it's fast and really easy to use, it has it's cons tho, you can only get support via their community forum, if your website has a lot of traffic, you will get suspended and you can't send emails from a website (just verifications emails and from reputable cms like wordpress, xenforo, etc). If you need something to test an app or host your small website, this is the place.

Profreehost.com -> The same as infinityfree, but you can host up to 6 websites (unlike infinity where you can only host 3) and they have support via their forum and a ticket system on the cPanel. In terms of the service, it's the same thing as Infinity, as they use the same provider (ifastnet). Still, I would rather go with infinity.

- Paid -

Namecheap.com -> $2.88/month and you get 2 domains, 30 emails and much more. I have been using this service for years now and I haven't had any issue. All my issues where resolved by their support team in minutes (my last one took 2 hours tho, the agent was slow as fuck). Overall, a great service at a really low price.

I haven't use any other paid service for webhost, I will keep using Namecheap until I find something cheaper and better, but I really doubt that.


VPS

- Free -

No one. If you want a "free" vps, go for the trials at alibabacloud, aws or oracle.

- Paid -

Ovh.com -> Everybody knows OVH, their services are really good and cheap ($5/month), although I didn't use the service enough to give you a full take, but I liked the service. Fast and it never went down. The panel was easy to understand too.

Plox.host/vps-hosting -> Now, I know that Plox is better known for their Minecraft hosting, but trust me, their VPS's are just as good. They use Virtualizor as their control panel, so it's not that hard to use. Their prices are really good and you cant get an 20% off life time using MEGAVPS making it more cheap! Now, they do have some cons, some really strong cons:

1) If it's your first time buying a VPS, you need to open a ticket and ask them to manually activate your service, this is due to their "anti-fraud system".

2) The support team is rather slow, it can take up to 3 hours to get a response from them. The good thing tho is that that response is going to solve your issue, but still, you need to wait a lot.

3) Their internet connection is rather slow, at least for me. Is not that slow but still, a really big con for some people.

Azure -> Yeah, it's Microsoft, good service, but bloody expensive.

All of the services comes with a high DDoS protection, up to layer 5 attacks (plox.host) and layer 6 (ovh, azure) and of course, full root access.

Dedicated Servers

Reliablesite.net -> 10/10 service. I loved their services and prices, really cheap deals for the quality. All of my issues where resolved in 20 minutes or even less. No issues with them, maybe their locations, but they have datacenters in New York, Miami and LA, so you shouldn't have any issues unless you are from Europe, in which case:

Hivelocity.net -> With Hivelocity, you own your hardware, you can change whatever you want! While their services are not as cheap as RS, they have a lot of reputation. I used their services once and I loved it. No cap, the best dedicated service out there, although right now, they are having some connection issues, for the past 2 weeks, a lot of services went down due to connection issues on HV's end. The best part are their datacenters, you can get a server in Dallas, LA, Tampa, Frankfurt and a lot more.


That's it! That's my long thread with my recommendations. Again, this ones are based on my personal opinion and experience with them. I really want to see your opinions and recommendations.

I didn't include any referral link, so I wont earn a single penny from this post, just pointing that out. :P

Have a great day! :)

RE: Best free and paid hosting companies (long thread!)

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02-06-2021, 12:10 AM
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Any thoughts on DigitalOcean? Relatively cheap cloud computing that you can easily host websites / webapps / bots etc. from. I've never really had issues with them, although their support can sometimes be pretty bad if you need help - the upside is that their stuff almost never goes down. Not the best if you don't know what you're doing, though.

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02-06-2021, 02:41 AM
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02-06-2021, 12:10 AM
Fishbone Wrote:
Any thoughts on DigitalOcean?  Relatively cheap cloud computing that you can easily host websites / webapps / bots etc. from.  I've never really had issues with them, although their support can sometimes be pretty bad if you need help - the upside is that their stuff almost never goes down.  Not the best if you don't know what you're doing, though.
I've had my eye on them for a time now, but I haven't use their services so I can't give an opinion. But I've seen a lot of good reviews from people.

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