Considering that I’ve been building websites for about 20 years, it’s probably not surprising that I’ve used MANY different hosts. If I had to guesstimate, I’d say the total is somewhere around 50. And depending on the type of site, the importance of its uptime, how resource-intensive it is, I’ve used everything from shared hosts, to VPSs, to dedicated servers, and of course cloud providers.
Lately for most of my new sites, I’ve been partial to a 2+ GB RAM, SSD VPS. SSD is pretty much a must … the differences between solid state and spinning disks is night and day. If and when the site starts getting a ton of traffic, signups, etc, then I’ll look into migrating to something more robust, like AWS or Google Cloud.
So far I’ve been very impressed. No downtime yet, fast performance, super affordable, and although I haven’t had any official support tickets, I was contacted by Matt @ SSD Nodes who inquired as to if I needed help with anything … great customer service!
If you’re looking for a reliable, affordable, and fast VPS host, then SSD Nodes is definitely worth a look.