I have blogged about setting up Centos and Ubuntu server on Digital Ocean before. Digital Ocean does not have data centres in Australia and this kills scalability. AWS is good but 4x the price of Vultr. I have also blogged about setting up and AWS server here. I tried to check out Alibaba Cloud but the verification process was broken so I decided to check our Vultr.
Remember there was a social media platform called GeoCities before MySpace, did that stop Facebook? Social media, products and services will come and go (remember Kodak and Blockbuster).
I used to use WP Total Cache in the past but decided to check out what other recommended, I found this post 6 Best WordPress Caching Plugins Compared.
Amazon Web Services have a great free tier where you can develop with very little cost. The free tier linux server is a t2.micro server (1 CPU, low to moderate IO, 1GB memory with 750 hours or CPU usage).
I have blogged on technology/knowledge things in the past at www.fearby.com and recently I blogged about how to develop cloud-based services (here, here, here, here and here) but this blog post assumes you have a validated “app idea” and you want to know how to develop yourself. If you do not want to develop an app yourself you may want to speak with Blue Chilli.
This guide is being edited over time (as I have been asked by a few people what to look for when buying a new computer, I will keep updating this guide).