serverly.io is platform that helps you can find a number of hosting plans/packages from various providers around the world. Web hosting is a great choice for those wishing to get their websites out with minimal infrastructure investment.
Most hosting providers allow contracts between 1 month and 3 years. Usually, the longer the period, the cheaper the monthly price, but the bigger payment upfront. You can filter packages with the technologies you need from the bar on the left.
The main hosting consideration is whether you want to run your website on Linux or Windows operating system. The operating system will open up a set of available technologies and databases.
Windows hostings usually support PHP, ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core. Linux hostings offer support for Python, PHP and Ruby. Windows hostings are usually more expensive because providers need a license for Windows and admin panels (e.g. Plesk).
For windows hostings, SQL Server is the usual choice of database. Meanwhile for Linux based plans MySQL. Some hosting providers support PostgresSQL as well as MariaDB.
Many hosting packages will have unmetred storage on SSD drives. We recommend going with SSD drives as they offer a significant performance over HDD. The final consideration is traffic. Again, most providers usually offer unmetred traffic.
We usually recommend starting with the smallest hosting package that meets your needs. Most (but not all) hosting providers will allow you to easily upgrade if your requirements grow. Keep in mind, the upgrade may not be more may it is worth having a look at hosting packages from their competitors.
We hope you found this guide useful.