# Hosting

We Strongly suggest you to choose a vps or dedicated server for following reasons

  1. Since Laravel needs access to composer and cPanel hosting providers don't provide access to composer
  2. vps hosting has become very cheap in these days

I have used 100s of providers and here i am trying to list hosts which are good as per my experience

and there are some branded hosting providers which are expensive and there are some unknown/less-known hosting providers who provides exceptional service and support at less price.

so i will be listing hosts with explanation.


Digital Ocean : Most famous provider in vps industry

Pros:

  • Good UI
  • API to maintain VPS
  • images option
  • backup service
  • block storage available incase you need more storage
  • variety of plans

Cons:

  • Bit expensive

Note: Click on the link to get $100 in credits to try out the service


Vultr:

Pros:

  • starting plan at $2.5/m
  • API to maintain VPS
  • images option
  • backup service
  • block storage available incase you need more storage
  • variety of plans

Cons:

  • Bit expensive

Note: Click on the link to get $100 in credits to try out the service


Evolution Host : Usually VPSes(lowened) are over-sold but looks like that is not the case with evolution host.

Pros:

  • Good Hardware
  • KVM based
  • Variety of VPS and dedi options
  • DDOS protected vps
  • Accepts Crypto Payments (bitcoin etc)

Cons:

  • Bit expensive

SSD Nodes : After using digiltaocean for mission critial projects for many years.... i took bold step of moving to other hosts and i finally settled with SSDnodes.

personally i prefer their performance series where you get NVMe storage instead of SSD.

Pros:

  • NVMe storage option
  • Very affordable price
  • Good UI dashboard
  • Multiple locations

Cons:

  • yearly and 3 year plans are cheap (i.e. higher lock period)
  • no extra ips
  • no ipv6 support

ImpactVPS :

For our testing, staging projects.... i wanted to use a service which is more flexible and cheaper.

best thing about ImpactVPS is resource pools...where you can buy a package and create many vpses from from it and create/delete as you need.

Pros:

  • resource pools
  • Very affordable price
  • multiple data-center locations
  • they offer many ips to use

Cons:

  • OpenVZ 6 based They use openVZ 7 which is docker supported so i can't think of any cons at the moment.

# Maintaing vps

If you are new to server management then don't worry

Laravel forge will take care of common tasks, so you can sleep peacefully

watch videos if you need help.

Last Updated: 5/17/2020, 11:09:26 AM