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need recommendation for a good hosting company

hi, i have an app that i wrote on a Mac OS, but i want to host it as a website.  since most hosting companies don't offer VMs for OSX, i am willing to settle on Linux or Ubuntu.  that being said, i tried aws and found it not very intuitive to use.  i also tried digitalocean and found their security to be lax.  can someone recommend a good hosting company?  preferrably i want to have mean.io stack preinstalled as well as tomcat. thanks.
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David Alchemy

8/22/2022 - Mon
Julian Parker

Couple of questions:

In what way was Digital Ocean lax?
What are your security requirements?
What are your hosting requirements?
Do you need something hosted in a specific location?

There are thousands of hosting providers out there!
Michael Lam

i signed up to digital ocean last week, and even before i got everything installed, they disconnected my droplet (VM) because it was already hacked into by intruders.  the official explanation is that my password was too easy to figure out, but i think the hosting company should share some of the blame since no one ever told me that my password is not secure enough, also shouldn't there be more security mechanism on the part of the hosting company, e.g. firewall, antivirus that will deter this type of hacking?  i need a Ubuntu system that is compatible with mean.io stack and tomcat.  i have no preference as far as location, maybe west coast US?  thanks.
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Michael Lam

i guess that's why aws ec2 uses key pairs as opposed to password, harder to use (especially if you lose your key pair) but also harder to hack into.  the one thing i noticed about ec2 and digital ocean is this, i have created a virtual server running ubuntu 14.04 on both hosting services, my app runs first time after i installed on ec2 but i have not been able to get it to run on digital ocean.  i am not sure if it's the way they set up their VM or the memory allocated for digital ocean is insufficient, leading to strange error messages, etc.  anyway, i think i will go with aws ec2 for now simply because it works for me.  thanks.
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David Alchemy

You need to more specific on your request. What technology are you looking for? What is your monthly budget? What is your requirement such as disk space and bandwith? Shared hosting or VPS?

I believe that DigitalOcean provide very cheap cloud server solution. What do you mean their security lax?