There is no absolute "best" hosting platform. It all depends on the requirements for your application. Some questions to consider:
- What stack are you using for your application? Are you LAMP, Rails, Django, Play Framework, PHP, Asp.net? Different hosting platforms have different support.
- How much control do you want to have over all the infrastructure? Platforms like AWS, Rackspace or Voxel gives you complete control, whereas Heroku controls everything for you. Other platforms span the range of control.
- How easy should it be? If I drop you at a linux prompt, can you install nginx on fedora without a problem, or would you prefer a directory where you can FTP php and have it "just work".
- Enterprise support? Do you want to have someone to email or call when things break (and they will)?
- Load and demand. Are you in need of massive scaling now or in the near future, or can your website or web application be happy in a shared hosting environment?
I personally use Heroku or AWS depending on the application requirements, and I don't have many complaints. Your experience will vary. If you share some of your requirements, you'll get a better answer.
Answered 8 months ago by Daniel Bostwick
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