Haha yes as a former professional webmaster with several years of experience (mostly Drupal - I'm new to WP), I am with you 100% Cary. As a survivor of Drupalgeddon, I will NEVER self-host again. The monthly fee associated with managed hosting is more than offset by not having to worry about being late to install a security update! I'm volunteer-administering this organization's site right now, and I can not wait to get it onto managed hosting.
From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Cary Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:28 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] recommendations for/advice re: Wordpress managed hosting
While my take on AWS may differ — we are Consulting Partners — they do not provide Wordpress managed hosting services.
I advise that organizations that are not prepared to actively manage a CMS, be it Wordpress, Drupal or anything else, to avoid self-hosting, whether it be local or on a virtual server, and also avoid pushbutton installation services like GoDaddy, Bluehost and the like. My principal concern is security.
If Wordpress.com can work for you, it delivers a lot of value for the price.
If you decide to switch to Drupal, call us :)
On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM Josh Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> And I know AWS is the kingpin of cloud servers these days, but I try
> to avoid it like the plague. The AWS admin console is just a nightmare
> to navigate, and there are literally over a hundred different-named
> AWS services that all overlap, making it extremely hard to tell what
> you want to do.
> Joshua Welker
> Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator James C. Kirkpatrick Library
> University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO 64093 JCKL 2260
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:50 AM Josh Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > If you are able to manage your own server with basic Linux sysadmin
> > skills, I've had decent experiences with Digital Ocean, Linode, and
> > with Vultr currently being the cheapest option last I checked.
> > If you want managed hosting, I have done freelance work for a bunch
> > of clients who use Kinsta and have been fairly impressed with that
> platform. I
> > agree with Chris above: avoid Bluehost. Godaddy is also very overrated.
> > Wordpress.com is good except my understanding is that they only
> > allow plugins and themes from a whitelist. If you want something
> > outside of
> > you are out of luck. That's a dealbreaker for me.
> > Joshua Welker
> > Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator James C. Kirkpatrick
> > Library University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO 64093 JCKL
> > 2260
> > 660.543.8022
> > On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:22 AM Chuck McAndrew <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Hi Andrew,
> >> Have you considered moving it to wordpress.com? I have been pretty
> >> pleased with them. You get to run your site, but they take care of
> >> updates etc.
> >> Makes running a wordpress site pretty easy and they are fairly
> >> inexpensive.
> >> Chuck McAndrew
> >> IT Librarian
> >> Lebanon Public Libraries
> >> Lebanon NH
> >> On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 12:46 PM Andrew L Hickner <
> [log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Dear colleagues,
> >> >
> >> > We are exploring moving the Wordpress website for the local
> >> > chapter of
> >> our
> >> > library association to managed hosting. I'd appreciate any advice
> >> > provider reviews you are willing to share, and would be happy to
> >> summarize
> >> > responses for the list if there is interest.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Andy Hickner, MSI
> >> > Health Sciences Librarian
> >> > Seton Hall University | Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
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