@gr36 interesting. I think the low-friction nature of plugins and themes likely contributes to this — both installing and developing. You sort-of have to be careful with what and how much you install.
On the security front, built-in support for automatic updates is a huge development and is still a fairly new feature.
@peterimoore gotcha, interesting perspective 👍
@peterimoore I’m loving it! I have their GrowBig web hosting plan: www.siteground.com/web-hosti...
Sometimes I wish it was slightly more flexible — mostly because so many of the self-hosted projects I find require Docker. But it’s excellent for what I’m using it for so far.
I have 5 WordPress installs, two static sites, and a few PHP apps. All of them are rock-solid.
@peterimoore that pricing is just for the first year and I think only if you sign up for yearly billing. You can change the billing frequency at-will, though. So it will go up when it renews for me. I'll probably keep yearly billing since it's cheaper than monthly in the long run.
But I was with Media Temple previously and paid for SSL certs separately. So even their monthly billing will be cheaper for me than what I had before — because I'm hosting so much on it.