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This page has information on hosting.

Root VPS Servers

Management Tools

Managed Servers

It is recommended not to use hosting companies owned by EIG, including: Bluehost, Hostgator, Site5, and the others on that list. Customer service and quality tend to be low with EIG hosting.

Also avoid: GoDaddy, 1and1.

It's better to get a root server than to use a shared hosting company. Root servers are also cheaper -- starting at $5/month on Digital Ocean. (Get a $10 credit for new accounts.) You may be able to find tools that make server management easier like: Laravel Forge for Laravel or similar services.


Platform as a service. Watch out for vendor lock-in with data migration. For example: if you're building a mobile app and you want to switch backends, you will have to maintain the proprietary backend until all users stop using older version of your downloaded app.

  • Parse
  • Firebase
  • Google App Engine

Note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. We get a small payment if you like the services which helps to offset costs of hosting and the meetup groups. Only services which run our own projects (Linode and Digital Ocean) are recommended with affiliate links.