Waterloo Region December Meeting: Drupal Hosting
Tonight I gave a presentation to the Waterloo Region User Group about choosing a host for a Drupal based site. We talked about the essential requirements on top of the Drupal requirements, types of hosting, and our experiences with various hosts. I think the results of the discussion can be summed up as "you get what you pay for"! I've attached the presentation slides for anyone interested.
The essential features I noted as being important include:
- PHP 5, MySQL 5
- suPHP, PHP with CGI (for shared hosting)
- Comprehensive Disaster recovery
- Reasonable package installation policies
- Access to Version Control System clients
Have any thoughts about hosting yourself? Feel free to post in the comments any recommended (or not recommended) hosts.