I switched the site to a VPS hosted at Digital Ocean yesterday1, and I’m really happy with the result. Pages are loading with blazing speed, thanks to their stellar bandwidth and the fact that all of their plans come standard with SSD drives. I can’t recommend them enough to anyone willing to build a server from scratch (it’s unmanaged hosting, which I personally consider to be a plus, since everything can be configured exactly as one pleases); so far, I think it’s fair to say that this is the best hosting I’ve ever tried. Their documentation is thorough and easy to follow, and it covers pretty much every major use case I can imagine. Give them a spin if you’re in the market for a VPS.
Did I mention that plans start at $5 a month, and that you only pay for what you actually use? You can even spin up a server and use it for an hour or two and pay only an hourly rate. Pretty good stuff.
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