[lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs

karl horlen horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 4 11:02:14 MDT 2013

your friend realizes the ubiquitous and almost commodity nature of delivering a website these days for most cases which is why he recommended squarespace to you.  could be a good avenue for you.

to others who have responded so far in this thread.  i won't reply to all the replies individually but i have read them all and taken note of everyone's experience and input.  thanks!

> From: Robert Racansky <robert.racansky at gmail.com>
>To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List <lug at lug.boulder.co.us> 
>Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:29 PM
>Subject: Re: [lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs
>On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Robert Racansky
><robert.racansky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM, karl horlen <horlenkarl at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> i wanted to start a new thread related to a recent one here.
>>> can anyone recommend any good wordpress hosting companys based on
>>> experience?
>> Anybody have experience with these guys?
>> http://www.nouptime.com/
>> They have hosting plans starting at $2 / month.
>But on a serious note, I got this e-mail from a friend of mine  who
>managed e-commerce sites on AWS at his previous job  :
>What size instance are you using? Micro instances are free for the
>first year. But it's not free or even all that cheap in the end. Also
>it's total overkill for what you are trying to do.
>Squarespace.com is what you want for your book website could have it
>done in a couple of hours or maybe wordpress.com. I do this stuff
>everyday and I use squarespace it's just a s*** ton easier. It scales
>automatically so if you ever get a ton of traffic it just handles it,
>they handle all the infrastructure and updates, and it is incredibly
>easy to set up a site, has built in stats and moderation and it is
>relatively cheap.
>Do yourself a favor, what you're doing is like setting up an Open
>Office database to index your father's periodical collection you're
>wasting your time.
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