Finding the perfect Web host can be perplexing with so many out there to choose from. If you are a serious programmer, then you have more to consider than the average customer. While some people are merely looking for their cheapest option with the most bandwidth, you may require a host that supports Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PHP, cPanel, or Perl or CGI-BIN access. To aid you in your decision, we have compiled a list of 14 good hosting options for hardcore developers.
Updated: September 9, 2013
The Internet, once the last bastion of truly free speech, is slowly being overrun by lawyers and government officials the world over. Certainly, there are criminals who need to be apprehended for their illegal online exploits, but those of us who are merely exercising our first amendment right should feel protected. Sadly, many mainstream Web hosts will drop your site as soon as you attract the smallest amount of opposition. They are, after all, intimidated by the threat of losing money in a lawsuit. Luckily, there are still a few brave Web hosting providers that cherish free speech and that will stand behind your site (unless you are clearly in violation of law).