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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 029: Hosting & Servers — Heroku, Now, Galaxy, Digital Ocean, Linode, Docker, Netlify and more!



Jan 24th, 2018

Hosting & Servers — Heroku, Now, Galaxy, Digital Ocean, Linode, Docker, Netlify and more!

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Show Notes

  • Take a drink every time Wes says exactly



  • The most basic hosting / services
  • WordPress.org, Medium, Wix, Squarespace


  • Your Cheap PHP/Apache Hosts
  • Endurance International Group owns most of the cheap web hosting world
  • cPanel
  • Bluehost doing shady stuff
  • Siteground seems p good



  • What does "spinning down" mean?
  • Deploying to these services


  • How these services do instant cut-overs to new servers
  • SSL Certificates






  • SPA Apps - React, Angular, Vue...
  • How to handle Routing
  • Netlify


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