Choosing the right host is one of the most important decisions you can make for your website, but with seemingly unlimited choices, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Some questions worth asking when you’re considering a host are:
- Does the host offer servers that are optimized for running Craft?
- How responsive is their customer support? Do they have first-hand knowledge of Craft, so they can quickly identify when an issue is related to Craft vs. the hosting environment?
- How secure and reliable are their hosting products? If you’re doing e-commerce, will they help you be PCI-compliant?
- What level of control will they give you over the environment? (More isn’t always a good thing, if server administration isn’t your bag.)
While many hosts are capable of running Craft well, few go the extra mile of understanding how Craft works, so they can offer truly Craft-optimized hosting and support. Two hosts definitely do, though: Fortrabbit and Arcustech.
Both of those hosts have earned strong reputations in the Craft community for their expertise, great hosting products, and friendly customer service. Which is why we’re excited to announce that we have made them our official Craft Hosting Partners.
As Partners, these hosts now have a direct line to our support team, so we can work together to bring you and your clients a higher level of support and a better overall Craft experience than was previously possible. Considering how many problems have an environmental component, we think this is going to be a pretty big deal.
Fortrabbit is affordable, easy-to-use, scalable, and super developer-friendly. Regardless of the size of your project, Fortrabbit takes care of the AWS heavy lifting allowing you to focus on development. With Fortrabbit, team collaboration is straightforward – Git version control is built-in and SSH/SFTP deployment is supported as well.
The Arcustech team has focused on providing fully managed SSD VPS servers finely tuned for database applications such as Craft. Their Single VPS plans can handle most projects and can easily scale into enterprise-level solutions, including standard Multi VPS plans, custom solutions, Cloudflare integration, and more. Developers have access to Git, SFTP, Rsync and user-level SSH access for full deployment control.
For more information about our hosting partners and how to get matched with the right one for your project, visit craftcms.com/partners.