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Recommended Web Hosting (Cloud Networks)

Technically speaking, SlickStack should work fine on pretty much any Debian-based VPS server (or dedicated/bare-metal server) out there, although we recommend KVM virtualization over other options currently, since it scales so easily and is very reliable.

The trickier part, truly, is finding a high quality and well managed datacenter nearby your target audience! Even when some of the most well known cloud networks claim to have datacenters in “New York, Dallas, and Tokyo” for example, in reality these datacenters are often owned and managed by other partners, meaning that the quality and consistency of your server experience might change drastically between each datacenter location.

One of the most trusted and frequently updated directories of KVM VPS server deals around the world is managed by LowEndBox and is updated several times a month (albeit, they largely focus on English-speaking audiences). So go over there if you want to find some of the cheapest deals around from startups and local ISPs that often focus on just a single region(s) or datacenter(s). In may cases, this approach is not only a better deal, but is also better managed than other behemoth “cloud” companies which tend to have poor customer service.

The future of hosting is regional performance and decentralization…

Long live open source. Long live free speech!

Managed SlickStack hosting:

Some of our favorite cloud networks right now:

We have our eye on these networks:

We do not recommend the following networks:


100% NVMeNoNoNoNo
100% SSDYesYesYesYesYes
Forces GDPR ComplianceNoNoYesNoYesYes


Suggestion? Feedback? Let us know. Happy to update this list or add more networks at anytime. Those who verbosely support SlickStack will be prioritized.

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