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Hey Clan 👋🏻
I am currently looking at various different hosting providers for a project and was wondering which ones people like and prefer? What's good and bad about the ones that you personally use for deploying apps and simple websites?
I like netlify for it's simplicity for JAMStack, another alternative is Zeit.
For backend servers, I think digital ocean is top notch. AWS lightsail and hetzner are good options too. I haven't hosted anything that gets a lot of views, so I can't comment on what's good for scale.
For backend as a service, firebase is pretty good.
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I personally prefer Vercel as it has more server-side functionality. Though Netlify is also somewhat similar, except for a few minor differences in its interface. Both services have a 100 GB bandwidth limit for free plans which is good enough for hosting small projects.
Remote Work Experience
I have been working as a full-time freelance developer for ~1 year.
I have used Digital Ocean and Heroku for most of my projects. Of course, for static websites, we have used Netlify also.
Digital Ocean has a good intuitive dashboard but there are some limitations to its usage too. Heroku is great for Rails+postgres projects.
We stopped using AWS after the first year as the ability to set very specific configurations is not super useful for startups and also gets a bit painful to manage. We did experience downtime as a consequence and it felt like we needed to allocate some maintenance time each week.
Yes, at Flexiple our tech team is remote. Further, we consistently work with freelancers from our network who are located across timezones. It is an interesting dynamic that poses challenges but also enforces discipline like nothing else I have experiened before.