It seems like I’m always creating another website. I’ve used many different hosting solutions during my decade-and-a-half of experience on the web. I’ve always been on the lookout for a better publishing and hosting setup.
Currently I am enjoying using a static website generation tool, specifically hexo which is built on node and let’s me write in Markdown.
When I put my blogs up I need only a very simple hosting solution. I’ve tried using Amazon S3, and traditional cPanel shared hosts at Bluehost and I’ve used heroku, gitlab.com and Microsoft Azure. But currently my new favorite platform is netlify.
For a blog or basic brochure style site it’s perfect. I’m in the process of moving all of my various personal websites over to hexo on netlify.