Where to start with web hosting?

Discussion in 'Hosting Advice' started by colebob9, May 12, 2016.

  1. I thinking of starting a forum website as my server is growing in numbers a bit (around 15 at most, community of around 35 currently). I want to host a forum, wiki, and main page. I am familiar with Linux based servers, so a VPS won't be foreign to me. I don't want to spend a fortune if I'm not getting a ton of traffic though.

    What would be the best option for me for a small server like mine and also would be ready to expand if my server gets any bigger?
  2. ExtraVM, Vultr, OVH
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  3. Best bet would be to either go with a reliable shared hosting company or maybe even a small VPS. I personally don't see you needing anything more than shared hosting currently and it's mostly quite easy to move from shared hosting to a VPS if needed.
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  4. Alright. Is there any shared hosting you would recommend?
  5. If I'm 100% honest I'm probably not the best person to ask, just looking at my footer you'd imagine who'd I would recommend and it wouldn't be fait :p BBut it really depends on what you think you need/want such as SSD's, location, price etc.
  6. ExtraVM
  7. MikeA

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  8. Considering the size of your server and for just a website I recommend DigitalOcean. Very cheap and high quality servers they offer.
  9. Digital ocean seems great, just their pricing is not very competitive...
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  10. Relative to what the people on this forum thinks is competitive pricing, maybe. In the real world they're pretty cheap.
  11. Tux


    To Spigot, "competitive pricing" means "whatever OVH charges"
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  12. For a forum, use proboards, it's free :D
  13. Well you have to admit OVH is best for starting up.
  14. If you're still looking for web hosting, mind shooting me a PM? I can get you set up with something within your budget.

    As for the website/forum, you should take a look at NamelessMC (https://namelessmc.com/). I've never actually used it, but I've seen it being used before and it seems really nice.