How to Setup your own WordPress Site

Here’s your plan

My recommendations I’ve marked as bold.

  • Pick a hosting provider, consider following options:
    • DigitalOcean
    • Linode
  • Pick a domain registrar:
    • Namecheap
    • Hover
    • Godaddy
  • Pick a DNS provider (optional, but recommended):
    • DNSimple
    • DNSMadeEasy
    • DynDNS
  • Pick an SSL certificate provider
    • LetsEncrypt

The list is no way complete, I don’t even pretend to have the best combo of all available options.

But it works. It’s relatively cheap but not dirty cheap. And it strikes the right balance (for me) between flexibility and simplicity.

By the way, this very blog is done using those specific choices. This may vary in future though.