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We host on Heroku. They really streamline and simplify things. There are some solid other companies though, of course.

My personal site is hosted on Github pages but I'd consider switching to Netlify


Depends on how much cash you got and how much operational complexity is required for a given project. In my day job I do a lot of work with AWS. Awesome IaaS with an impressive suite of services. If we're talking enterprise scale where cost is less of an issue I'd go with them. For work outside of my day job, I lean towards Digital Ocean. DO has more focused services and delivers a great product at a cheaper price point than AWS. You can keep operational complexity lower with DO. AWS can involve significant lift on the operations side. The AWS learning curve is steeper but well worth your time!


I think it somewhat depends as well if you want to get involved into handling your own server/vps or you want something more PAAS.

Overall I've used DO, AWS, Rackspace and others, and all cloud providers at times suffer from the 'bad neighbour' effect :).

I even had to argue with rackspace to move me to another node, considering I stopped all traffic, the firewall allowed only my IP over SSH, but the vm had a load over 4. All good after that got moved though.

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