Amazon – By now this site is a household name. I recommend Amazon for price comparison. Sometimes prices can be cheaper elsewhere online or cheaper online than offline but it is always a good place to compare pricing or grab an item for fast shipping. Also, take advantage of the review system which is always a good way to get a general consensus on a products quality. I use it for Christmas time often to search for the latest or timeless age-appropriate toys.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) Services
Private Internet Access – This VPN Service encrypts your connection for security and provides you with an anonymous IP to protect your privacy. This is a subscription service and will have a program that can automatically connect. Easy to setup and worth the security.
For businesses I would choose ESET with malwarebytes. I recommend not relying solely on AV Programs for security but these will be of great help as another layer or protection.
Websites – Domains & Hosting
Namecheap – Cheap, reliable domains and first year gives free whois privacy.
Shopify – E-Commerce Website – I have used a lot of ecommerce shops and this is one of my favorites, includes cc processing.
A2 Hosting – Another good hosting company. Fast and unlimited resources for certain plans.
Managed WordPress Hosting
Pressidium® Pinnacle Platform Can be compared to WPEngine for managed WP hosting but does not charge overage fees. Support is DevOps and have been great in benchmark tests.
WPEngine – Top contender of the managed wordpress scene.
Kinsta – Fast and Reliable. They use Google Cloud Platform and 24/7 Support. On the expensive side but you will notice for enterprise operations.
Siteground – I will get to review them more later but for now – Quality customer service, SSD, Top WordPress Hosting
Flywheel – Another top pick for wordpress only hosting. Compare with WPEngine to see what is right for your needs.
Virtual Private Servers
Managed Vs Self-Managed
MageMojo – Ecommerce Magento Shopping Cart – Highly Recommended this company if you are using self-managed Magento. Fast service and excellent support that goes beyond the call of duty.
It depends on your area but try to grab service with fiber optic lines if possible. E-mail me for any recommendations.