What's a good, cheap webhost if I don't plan to get a lot of traffic?

ChiefReginod

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My needs:

2-5 GB storage space
1-3 GB per month bandwidth
PHP

I only need enough for personal storage space and to sync files between devices. I'll handle the syncing myself or through third-party software. The PHP requirement is so I can use it to test unrelated web design stuff, but it isn't that important.

I don't really need a domain name, but if it's cheap enough, maybe.
 

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A Pi would be perfect but my internet has slow upload speeds, which would mean slow download speeds from other networks. Since I plan to do most of my downloading/syncing from mobile and hotspots it kind of rules it out for now.
 

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Any particular reason you don't just use a filesharing service or something? Google Drive gives you 15GB of storage free, don't have to bother paying for a webhost at all if all you want to do is share some files between devices remotely. Can't do PHP that way, but ehhh at that point just do whatever locally unless you really want to share it with others.

Otherwise a lot of webhost will have like little $5 a month plans for small sites, I think DreamHost has one, and Ipower has one for $5 or so as well.
 

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Look into Oracle Cloud's free tier. It gives 45GB storage for free. You'll need to set up everything manually (wordpress, PHP, etc.) but it works really well in my opinion
 

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If you are interested in some DIY, that will get you cheaper prices and more control:
For around $3 a month you can rent a (virtual) server in Europe, install some linux on it, install nginx and php, and then you are basically done.
Not ridiculously simple, but not difficult.

You say you want to test some web development, and if you want to really pursue that, you should be able to set up stuff like this - so good practice!
https://hetzner.com
https://hetzner.com
Any questions let me know, I've used this company for a few years, I highly recommend them.
 
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