So many hosting questions come up along the web development journey. Should you host client’s sites for them? Should you use reseller hosting? What company should you host with? Are some really better than others and are all the good ones expensive? All pretty common questions we have to face at some point, so today we’re talking about our hosting ups and downs and who we use and why.
We’ve covered hosting in the past but this is the interwebs, and things are constantly changing and evolving 😉
- David Blackmon – Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc
- Cory Jenkins – Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc
- Jerry Simmons – Fervent Solutions / FB
- Tim Strifler – Divi Life / FB / @timstrifler
- Sarah Oates – Endure Web Studios / FB / @endureweb
- Leslie Bernal – A Girl and Her Mac / FB / @agirlandhermac
- Pilvia Free Demo Staging
- Pantheon Free Demo Staging
- Poopy.life Free Demo Staging (but with paid expiration options)
- Full List of EIG Hosting Brands (+ Non-EIG Hosting Recommendation)
- Animated map shows the undersea cables that power the internet
Hosting Companies We Use and Recommend:
(with some stipulations stated in the show lol)
* There are probably many more but these are what we mentioned; listed in no particular order.
Another hosting consideration I recently learned the hard way….apache vs. nginx web server. While there’s pros and cons to each (see link below), when you need to create some access control at the directory level (eg. making some content members-only), htacess file is your best friend, and nginx doesn’t utilize it. Many of the member/restriction plugins or code tips out there are created under the assumption you’re hosting on apache server, and use htaccess deliver the necessary functions. But they often don’t specify how it works, or that it only works on apache.
Flywheel uses nginx, and there support can install some restrictive measures for you. But you cannot do it yourself, and in my experience it’s not as flexible as using htaccess files in a directory.
What is the link to the article showing the internet cables around the world? I’d love to look at it.
Hi Kimberly! We’ve added it to the show notes 🙂
Great post cast you guys did.
After seeing so many horrible reviews of EIG, we decided to do some investigating. I hope you don’t mind me passing along what we found.
We just published it a few days ago 🙂
Thank you, that’s very helpful for me.