WordPress Hosting



  • I'm considering creating a Wordpress site either for myself (keeping the business site on Squarespace) or my side project business (vice versa). Before Squarespace, the last time I ran a site singled handedly was either static html pages hosted at Greengeeks (who I will never use again) or maybe a MovableType site, either way, it's been long enough that I cannot remember what I did. ;)

    For those who manage Wordpress and use hosting like Asmallorange, what was your Wordpress installation method? I know the one-click things aren't recommends, but do you get some kind of SSH access to install whatever packages are needed?



  • @eddiejennings Cloudways



  • I just have regular Dreamhost web hosting and install WordPress manually. Then install the two good security addins that help you keep it secure, and make sure auto-updating is turned on.

    I haven't tried managed WordPress hosting. I'm not sure what that will get me.



  • Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.



  • @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    I just have regular Dreamhost web hosting and install WordPress manually. Then install the two good security addins that help you keep it secure, and make sure auto-updating is turned on.

    I haven't tried managed WordPress hosting. I'm not sure what that will get me.

    I assume you have a method, like ftp to upload the install package then go to a URL which runs an install script, yes?


  • Service Provider

    @aaronstuder said in WordPress Hosting:

    @eddiejennings Cloudways

    And Hostadillo, my own hosting ;)


  • Service Provider

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.

    So does Hostadillo.



  • @eddiejennings said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    I just have regular Dreamhost web hosting and install WordPress manually. Then install the two good security addins that help you keep it secure, and make sure auto-updating is turned on.

    I haven't tried managed WordPress hosting. I'm not sure what that will get me.

    I assume you have a method, like ftp to upload the install package then go to a URL which runs an install script, yes?

    Yes I used FTP to get the downloaded package on there and unzipped. I forget now if I did it through their webftp, or if I did it through FileZilla or something.

    I don't remember uploading an unzipped folder, so I must have used their WebFTP to do the uploading/unzipping... but either way, you get the point.



  • @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.

    So does Hostadillo.

    Ah, forgot about your web hosting company. Maybe I'll switch after my Dreamhost pre-paid plan ends next year.

    What kind of datacenter and management do you have going for it? Better than Dreamhost?


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    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.

    So does Hostadillo.

    Ah, forgot about your web hosting company. Maybe I'll switch after my Dreamhost pre-paid plan ends next year.

    What kind of datacenter and management do you have going for it? Better than Dreamhost?

    We use Vultr for our datacenters. We handle all of the management, it's a white glove hosting service.



  • @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @eddiejennings said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Yes I used FTP to get the downloaded package on there and unzipped. I forget now if I did it through their webftp, or if I did it through FileZilla or something.

    Ah, Filezilla! That brings back my glory days eddiejennings.net when blog entries were simply new paragraphs on index.html :)



  • @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.

    So does Hostadillo.

    Ah, forgot about your web hosting company. Maybe I'll switch after my Dreamhost pre-paid plan ends next year.

    What kind of datacenter and management do you have going for it? Better than Dreamhost?

    We use Vultr for our datacenters. We handle all of the management, it's a white glove hosting service.

    Oh that's cool.

    I'd like to have my own permanent VPS,... through Vultr or GCP but I just don't have the time to manage it. I'd rather just deal with the website part and not the back end.

    I'm only doing my $300/12m GPC trial for fun, nothing serious. Just to try out their platform and compare it to others and such. If the VM gets hacked up I don't really care, though I am doing what I can to keep it secure.


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    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Dreamhost also does the automatic Let's Encrypt thing, so that's a big plus.

    The send me an email after every time it auto-renews, along with the key info.

    So does Hostadillo.

    Ah, forgot about your web hosting company. Maybe I'll switch after my Dreamhost pre-paid plan ends next year.

    What kind of datacenter and management do you have going for it? Better than Dreamhost?

    We use Vultr for our datacenters. We handle all of the management, it's a white glove hosting service.

    Oh that's cool.

    I'd like to have my own permanent VPS,... through Vultr or GCP but I just don't have the time to manage it. I'd rather just deal with the website part and not the back end.

    I'm only doing my $300/12m GPC trial for fun, nothing serious. Just to try out their platform and compare it to others and such. If the VM gets hacked up I don't really care, though I am doing what I can to keep it secure.

    Yeah, it's a neat idea, I think. It's not so great for the IT people, like on here, so we don't talk about it much. It's really designed around SMBs who don't have an IT person to manage their hosting at all and want to get just one or two sites up and have them be fast, rock solid and taken care of.



  • @scottalanmiller said in WordPress Hosting:

    want to get just one or two sites up and have them be fast, rock solid and taken care of.

    Pretty much my situation regarding my websites. So I'll take a look when the time comes. I'm already paid up with Dreamhost, or I would.



  • @eddiejennings said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    @eddiejennings said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    Yes I used FTP to get the downloaded package on there and unzipped. I forget now if I did it through their webftp, or if I did it through FileZilla or something.

    Ah, Filezilla! That brings back my glory days eddiejennings.net when blog entries were simply new paragraphs on index.html :)

    Oh I remember now... I did it via SSH. Dreamhost allows SSH access to your web server. I downloaded and unpacked it that way. Then went to the URL (my webiste) which gives you they typical web-based install install wizard. I had to set up the database first on Dreamhost before I installed it. That's easy though, create a database, add a user to it. Use that info when installing. Done.



  • I use a combo of Vultr, ServerPilot, and ManageWP. Makes my life easy when managing multiple aspects of everything.



  • @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    I'd like to have my own permanent VPS,... through Vultr or GCP but I just don't have the time to manage it. I'd rather just deal with the website part and not the back end.

    That’s exactly why you use cloudways, dedicated resources, affordable, not of the headaches.


  • Service Provider

    @aaronstuder said in WordPress Hosting:

    @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    I'd like to have my own permanent VPS,... through Vultr or GCP but I just don't have the time to manage it. I'd rather just deal with the website part and not the back end.

    That’s exactly why you use cloudways, dedicated resources, affordable, not of the headaches.

    They do a good job.



  • @tim_g said in WordPress Hosting:

    I just have regular Dreamhost web hosting and install WordPress manually. Then install the two good security addins that help you keep it secure, and make sure auto-updating is turned on.

    I haven't tried managed WordPress hosting. I'm not sure what that will get me.

    I've used Dreamhost's manged wordpress hosting. It's great. I do not have to do a thing. They handle all the updates and keep me informed when doing so.



  • @eddiejennings said in WordPress Hosting:

    For those who manage Wordpress and use hosting like Asmallorange, what was your Wordpress installation method? I know the one-click things aren't recommends, but do you get some kind of SSH access to install whatever packages are needed?

    1. You can use managed hosting where they take care of things.
    2. Non manged hosting where it is partially set up for you and you just configure.
    3. You rent server space somewhere, ssh into the server, then install wordpress, php, apache or nginx as webserver, mysql, mariadb or postgress for your database.

    Thats it in a general and high level view though it can get a lot more complicated depending on how you want to set it up.

    I use rackspace and rent server space there and run two servers there. I use SSH to manage everything



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