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General Discussion

Hosting suggestion for Python/Java/Node.Js development?

Im a novice so I dont really know a lot of resources on the matter. I already have a Shared Hosting at Hostgator, however If I do want to install Python*django/Java or Node.Js, I should upgrade to VPS Server at the very least which is not particularly cheap since I dont plan to host anything big, just want to experiment in real life.

Any suggestions of hostings for these programming languages? Is VPS the best choice? and ALSO, what requirements in case of VPS would you recommend for uploading simple scripts or web apps without much traffic?

Thanks in advance for the time to answer.

1 Answer

William Li
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William Li
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When it comes to VPS hosting, two big names stand out -- Linode and DigitalOcean. I don't have lots experience with Linode, though I've heard nothing but good things about how reliable their services is from time to time.

I'm a big fan of DigitalOcean, their management interface is extremely user-friendly, comes with plenty of one-click installer for Python, Rails, Node, Ghost ... etc; pricing-wise, it goes as cheap as $5/mon per Droplet with SSD, this is something very hard to beat.

So, I'd suggest that you give it a try, they are giving away $10 credit for each new user, which is perfect for experimenting their service; if you don't want to go through the trouble of googling the promo code, you may use my referral link to get $10 as you sign up https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=c1e8b5281be5.

Hope it helps.