For a few years now I’ve kept a cheap account with TSOHost for basic PHP hosting. I’ve thrown sites like http://fightclubmonkey.co.uk/ and http://danielhollands.co.uk/ on there and mostly forgotten about them.
This was fine back then, but right now TSO are in a weird position where they’re both too simple, and yet also too complex, for my needs. What I mean by this is the sites above (with minor modificastions) would be easily thrown on GitHub Pages, while at the same time I want to start playing with things like Ghost blog (which I already have) and October CMS, which is beyond what TSO can offer.
With all of this in mind, I’m thinking it might be time I went back to setting up my own odds-and-sods server for hosting all the things which don’t warrant their own server - which is why I’m here.
The last time I set-up a server myself, it was with https://www.hetzner.de/gb/hosting/ - hosting WordPress sites, and it got hacked. This was a few years ago, and my ops skills have improved since then, but I’m still mostly clueless as to where I should even start.
I would welcome any and all feedback. Thanks.