One of GitHub's features is a very powerful web editor which helps users edit or even create files right from the web browser, once the file is saved it's the same as a commit. Coupled with pages, this tool becomes even more powerful, giving users a free CMS that is easy to use and create.
Due to GitHub's DDoS mitigation technology, users who host their static websites on their servers, cannot have a custom root domain. For example: "example.com" cannot be used, "www.example.com" must be used instead. While in theory the first one is allowed, it greatly affec...
DigitalOcean has an API for creating and destroying droplets and replicating droplet control panel functionality. The API is RESTful, uses oAuth, supports IPv6 and comes with an extensive documentation.
Setting up your VPS takes a little bit of time, especially if it's your first time. Even though there are images with the most used environments and stacks already installed for you available. While that saves you the time it would take to install each piece of a stack individually, you still h...
WordPress offers free hosting under a wordpress.com subdomain. This option eliminates the need for setting up the CMS yourself and is reasonably secure, as WP uses multiple servers to back your site up. Additionally, for a fee, you can even set up your own custom domain name.
Ramnode is a very cheap VPS provider. With its cheapest plan being only $15/yr for 128MB of RAM. Which is not much but for a small website not expecting a lot of traffic is pretty good. Plus, not many other VPS providers offer this kind of option.
The performance isn't what you know from Intel Xeon. Although the price is low, the performance isn't world record winner. This isn't to say it can't be used for a personal website, for that it works great, but low performance is a con.