@mdrockwell I'm like you. I think a lot of static site generator fandom is based on either "WordPress sucks!" or "PHP sucks!" but all I'm seeing is that the complexity moves from the webhost to your computer, and instead of webhosting you're reliant on other third parties like Netlify. 🤷
@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.