43 thoughts on “Where to Host a Fullstack Project on a Budget

  1. I use cloudinary and it's really good. they have the image processing features, the free package is really good.

  2. Uptime and load time are two of the most important factors while choosing a web host, followed by pricing and customer support. You won’t be changing your hosting provider every now and then. Of all the top 7 Web Hosting service providers, for a personal website, I found Bluehost as the best hosting provider. Speed, uptime, customer support; in my opinion, nothing could beat Bluehost, https://bluehost.sjv.io/m9kXa.
    You get a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee + Free Domain & SSL Cert. Hostinger comes a close second.

  3. DigitalOcean insta-flagged me as a scam. Now I have a unfair negative bas against them. I didn't have any problems with Vultr, though.

  4. The best VPS provider is OVH from France, it is powerful and more cheap. I'm not working there, i just hosted all my stuff there

  5. If you spread out your App over all these types of Services you need to learn all of them, and compound the risk.

  6. This guy. In the beginning you complained about AWS being expensive with vendor lockin but then go on to tell us about how mLab is ok because of its managed service(backups etc). AWS is cheaper and its also managed. Youve managed (no pun intended) to speak out of both sides of your mouth.

  7. Just a reminder that the cloud providers you mentioned at the start (google cloud for example) have VPSs in there that you can use and just ignore everything else that they offer. Trends to be a cheaper option for a VPS

  8. Only thing I think you could have mentioned is how some of the VPS providers will provide "shared hosting" and "dedicated VPS", which at first sounds strange as opposed to just renting a dedicated box.

    The providers can also be sneaky about disclosing this information and will hide it in fine print sometimes.

    However, the differences come down to the sharing of compute resources between virtual machines on the host. Some hosting providers will 'allocate' your box a certain amount of ram or CPU cores, but can also share these resources with other virtual machines on the host. This type shared hosting can be a huge downside if you are allocated a machine on a host where the other users are maxing out the hosts resources.

    One example of this is the contabo hosting service provider where they offer two different services being shared and a dedicated VPS.

    Other than that, good video! Very good insights into hosting options.

  9. I'd consider Atlervista for small projects, which is a freemium service.
    The free version gives you 3GB of storage, 30GB of traffic, and 1 MySQL DB with no InnoDB or automatic backups (but you can unlock one of them for free).

    The only real problem even for the paid version it has is that it only gives you ONE DB (so, if you can't fake multiple DBs into one for your project, well, don't use Altervista), and it's pretty much barebone: you don't get a lot of extra services, but for small projects that's fine.

  10. Thanks for the video, this was interesting. It also made me realize that there are a ton of other cloud hosting options that aren't usually discussed (I mostly see the big 3, and then the small 3 of Linode, Vultr, and DO). IT's getting a bit confusing on what options are good.

    It would be great if you went into this again since it's been a year, and I'm curious if you could go more in depth into things such as why you would want to host a DB on a separate hosting solution compared to using the same solution, and if there would be a difference doing that vs hosting with the same host but having 2 different instances setup (one for DB, one for Applications). I'm not sure if users would host their DB and site on one instance, it seems like that is how regular hosting solutions do it now.

    I found the image solution very interesting since I'm going to be working on images soon for my project, but I would like to know more about what these services do and why they would be preferred over doing image resizing yourself on the server? I don't know much about the cache and working with it (as of now, since I haven't really cared to look into it yet), but I don't see why resizing it on your own couldn't produce a cached image somehow as well? You also mentioned imgix was hard to use, but then went back to imgix later in the video and said you enjoy using it, so I'm confused if it's something you like to use/still use?

    I personally was looking into Linode, as I saw some videos by a user showing transfer rate and Linode looked very good (Vultr had bad rankings), but that VPS site shows some interesting figures so it seems like there is a lot more to look into (tiers, etc) to finding the best buy.

    Thank you very much for your videos and time checking out my questions, I appreciate it… All the best to you.

  11. I know I'm late, but I've ALWAYS used DigitalOcean for my hosting. They also provide things like CDNs and databases as services too, but their base servers are really cheap. I've been running my private email server for at least a couple years now, and because of low traffic, I only spend five dollars a month, and I love it.

  12. Suppose i made a mern app then do I have to host my frontend and backend separately on separate serves

  13. TBH, if you're on a budget, you don't care much about performance in detail. You care about the number of CPUs, memory and maybe storage and the price. Well, at least I do. So I went with Contabo.
    I haven't found anything better yet.

    4 cores, 8GB RAM, 200GB SSD for 5EUR/month?
    Or if you want to be fancy 10cores, 60GB RAM, 1600GB SSD for 27EUR/month? That's a steal.

    I'm running 9 Java services, Frontend and a DB in 2 of the cheaper instances and it's perfectly fine.

  14. Great video. I also like Firebase for FE development. It supports a database, storing images and hosting your website.

  15. Install x on y, z on w, a on b. This has free tier, this is cheap, this serves from this cache, manage url, loadservers. I don't know why this much hard work, the time and efforts spend will not justify the small savings. AWS for me is the only choice to even consider. The point that AWS is hard is true, but if you want to manage your own servers, simply span an EC2 server, you don't need to look at other AWS things like EKS, Lambda, etc. With EC2 also you will get an machine, on which you can do SSH and install things, and has a public IP.
    Images goes to the S3 bucket and served through cloudfront. DB you can have on another EC2 instance, or if you have $$$ move to hosted RDS. With Amazon you have everything in one place, email solutions, ROUTE53, servers, cloudfront, storage, database, compute functions.
    Never used netlify or another image hosting, S3 works best, and have use Node servers on EC2 and DB also currently on EC2. static content is routed through S3/Cloudfront and dynamic api data using EC2.

  16. Great details. You said you're trying SSDnodes, is it any good? It is so frickin cheap, I doubt if it's a good alternative to DigitalOcean

  17. Why didn't you talk about the Always Free tier of the big cloud providers – where you get free stuff for "unlimited" time after the trial period? GCP has a free VPS (slow but still).

  18. Personally, After Watching Your Video, I am going to Try *Vultr* for My Full Stack Project, Because I guess its quite Fast in Australia, Pricing is also good and it seems scalable, when I get more audience, open my application to the larger public, etc.

  19. Dude I knew you were middle eastern . There's no white guy with the name Awad lmao. But thanks for the recommendation

  20. Hey, watching this for what the video is, but off topic, im from Yucatan, Mexico and lebanese culture is strong here, due to a migration of lebanese people in the early 1900s, so kibbeh or kibis as they call them here, are a big thing man, so tasty and delicious. Anyways, thanks for the awesome content.

  21. Watch the video at 1.5+ speed,
    and tell us what his eyes are doing while he talks??
    Is that one large 42" PC monitor?

  22. Which is the most transparent service? AWS amplify tutorial does some things I don't understand and I don't like that.

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