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Business

Favorite Hosting Website?

I'm just wondering what everyone's favorite hosting website is and which ones are not liked. I want to start building websites for people and I'm not sure which hosting website to start with.

3 Answers

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

One of the biggest issues of choosing a host is which back-end language you want to use. For HTML or PHP almost any host will work. For Python, Ruby, or Node you may need something more specific. For Python I like Openshift(setup can be complex) or PythonAnywhere.

Goodluck! --Ricky

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,369 Points

So true. The reason I'm dealing with Heroku so much right now is because of how easy they make it to push your Ruby projects to production. Just throw a few commands and its good to go. From the looks of it, it would be just as easy to do some of the other big name, back end languages too.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Heroku looks good I just haven't ever had the time to figure it out. It seems very similar to Openshift. Any specific advantages?

--Ricky

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,369 Points

I can't compare it to Openshift since I've never used that. What I can say is that when I used Hostgator, I had to log in and FTP files and do a bunch of work to get my files on there. Heroku gets deployed almost exactly like pushing something to Github. Deployment is such an easy process and takes all of about 3-5 minutes. The main reason I use it is because some of the people I code with also use it and suggested it to me once I decided to stop doing PHP and start doing Ruby.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

The sound very similar, it would be neat if someone could do a compare and contrast of these websites with specific easy installs for Treehouse students.

--Ricky

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,369 Points

I notice you're in a TeamTreehouse group on Github. Sounds like something you guys could put together.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Honestly that project kind of sputtered out...I simply haven't had the time to try to get it going again. If you would like to try I would be happy to hand over the reins.

--Ricky

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,369 Points

No thanks. My plate is pretty full right now of some other projects.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

I am in the same boat. If only there were more hours in the day I might be able to finish a quarter of the things I am working on. If I ever get it going though I will be sure to toss you an invite.

--Ricky

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

I wish I had all day of the day :p Nice to know about them. I was wondering what's the main difference but now I get it better :)

Thank you everyone this has been really enlightening!

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,369 Points

I use Hostgator and Heroku. I'm probably going to stop using Hostgator though. No issues with them, I just don't really need their services right now. It all depends on what your specific needs are for any given application and you're going to have to try different ones out and figure out which one/s work best for you. Cheers mate.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

That sounds good .Im new to this too xd

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

HI, i use ecowebhosting as i have it for free for a year but i hear all the time people talking about Hostgator So i believie this is the best one and you should buy it for a year i believe .

And ill probably gonna use it as well . Thats my view.