Just thought to post a brief and shamelessly positive note on my current hosting provider, WebFaction. It was actually their one-click WordPress installation procedure that got me playing around with blogging, which then lead to founding this blog. I ran into it when searching for suitable site to host Django-powered software, which lead me to this comparison of Django-friendly web hosts.
Now this probably wouldn’t be worth noting otherwise, but WebFaction is the only provider so far (leave a comment if you find others), that fulfilled all my stringent requirements for a hosting provider:
- Support for PHP, Ruby on Rails and Django (this alone is hard without virtual servers)
- Support for MySQL and PostgreSQL (to suit the daily mood)
- No arbitary limits on subdomains and domains within plans (it’s not like they cost anything to the provider)
- Starting cost must be below $10 a month (I’d rather scale up when I actually have traffic, not beforehand)