Cloud infrastructure costs · Hosting

What is a good web hosting service for web startups?

Bharathi Masilamani Software Development Manager at Amazon

November 21st, 2014

I need a good web hosting service that can provide me the following:

  1. Fast, Reliable, Apache PHP Hosting on Linux
  2. Provide dedicated Mysql DB Server hosting rather than bundling both Apache and MySQL together in one host/server
  3. CDN support to cache static assest such as CSS/JS
  4. Preferrably SSD harddisks

Any pointers into such a hosting or managed hosting service at good price point?

I have tried Fatcow, its cheap but very slow. Inmotion hosting seems lucrative with their SSD hard disks, but they do not have dedicated DB servers.

I am OK to use a combinations of server / hosting providers as well.

Ashok Chavan Cofounder and CEO at ISeenLab Technology Private Limted (DomainRacer - Web Solution)

Last updated on May 15th, 2017

Hello everyone,

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Alex Morco Sr. Executive

December 28th, 2017

I am experiencing cloudways for a long time, Best managed platform I ever seen, I manage all of my websites on their console without any issue, Auto backup, many free features.

Joseph Hsieh Growth Marketing & User Acquisition Specialist

December 16th, 2014

I'm surprised nobody mentioned  They're an upstart, and have a quick/easy way to create images with various stack.  So you can have one instance be your database/repository, and another be your web/application stack. 

Brent Goldstein

November 21st, 2014

I'm a big fan of Heroku; they support numerous servers, databases, add-ons for CDN support, etc. -- My application is Node/MongoDB.

You can start development with totally free tiers, then bump up to paid when dedicated/clustered nodes are needed.


Michael Brill Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products

November 21st, 2014

Given your background, why aren't you going with AWS with a LAMP stack AMI... with maybe CloudFront for your CDN.

If you want something a bit more managed, I've had good experiences with both MediaTemple and Dreamhost VPS.

Mohamed Ali Abdelmegeid

December 6th, 2014

AWS; Google Hosting 
They all provide free 1yr credits for startups. 

I'm using Nephoscale - all SSDs; they also provide promotional prices for startups

Alex Morco Sr. Executive

Last updated on December 28th, 2017

I am experiencing Cloudways for a long time, Its fully managed and easy to use platform where I manage my 100 of websites on single page, through their console I install and delete the things, also auto backup.

Corey Blaser Sailor. Mormon. Entrepreneur.

November 21st, 2014

Try talking with Rackspace.

Yazan Al-Sheikhly CEO at Right Servers Inc., Co-Founder at BitSent Inc.

November 22nd, 2014

We offer custom solutions for our hosting clients all the time and I'm sure we can tailor to your needs at our Canadian facility! Feel free to contact me at or post your follow-up here.

Our cloud platform offers distributed high-availability storage so you're never relying on a single piece of hardware for your uptime. We can also set up separate DB servers as well as load balancers to ensure your application automatically scales out when needed. We don't have this on our website but we can also put you on our global CDN which uses a global anycast DNS to ensure your end-users have the fastest page loads and improve their user experience.

We love working with start-ups and I hope you give us a shot!

Bharathi Masilamani Software Development Manager at Amazon

November 22nd, 2014

Dreamhost VPS seems very interesting...

@Michael Brill - I will definitely be looking at or switching to AWS once we hit growth stage.. for now aws seems little too expensive for a small startup like us..