Site5 Hosting: A shared hosting solution for designers and developers

By shane
Mon, 2015-02-02 11:01
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Code Karate has recently posted numerous times on the importance of hosting and finding a reliable hosting service for your Drupal website. In this post I will introduce Site5 Hosting and demonstrate how it can be used to set up a Drupal website. If you are looking for a Drupal host, Site5 provides great service and support. If you are not sure yet, the instructions below are still useful for many hosting provides as it goes over the basics of CPanel (used by many shared hosting providers).

This is a sponsored post for Site5. Note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I have used all of the products listed below and recommend them because they are helpful and are from a company that I trust.

Site5 Drupal Hosting

  1. Video: Setting up a Site5 Account for Drupal Hosting
  2. Video: Installing Drupal 7 on Site5 Hosting
  3. Bonus Video: Setting up Drush on Shared Hosting

Creating a Site5 Shared Hosting Account

In this first video, we walk through how to set up a Site5 hosting account. If you are feeling adventurous and want to get started on your own. Go ahead and head over to the Site5 Drupal page and start the sign up process. Make sure to use the code CODEKARATE during checkout to get 3 free months of Site5 hosting!

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Installing Drupal on a Site5 Shared Hosting Account

Now that your account is created you are ready to set up your Drupal website. This may vary depending on whether you are importing an existing Drupal website or creating a new Drupal website. In the example below, we will get a brand new Drupal website up and running.

Installing Drush on Shared Hosting

BONUS: I have received many questions on how to set up Drush in a shared hosting environment. This is not always an easy task due to the limited resources that a shared hosting environment provides, but depending on the host, it can be configured to work. Watch the video below to learn how to set up Drush with a Site5 hosting account (Note: this will work with other CPanel based hosting providers).

Note: If you are looking for help with Drush, check out this link - Drush: Getting started

Drupal Shared Hosting with Site5 Summary

To sum it all up, Site5 is a great hosting provider for Drupal hosting. I personally don't have many sites hosted on the service yet, but going forward it will be my recommendation when someone asks me what shared hosting service to use to host a Drupal website. The Drupal install experience was faster than any other shared host I have used to date.

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Comments

I've been a satisfied Site5 user for years. Their tech support is top notch-- and I don't say that lightly. Every single time I've had to create a ticket it was always handled promptly by a KNOWLEDGEABLE technician right away.

Moreover, not only do they allow shell access, but they actually already have drush installed and available!

Wish I would have known they have Drush pre-installed before I made the video on installing Drush :-)

Either way, it's still a good resource for installing Drush in other shared hosting environments.

Thanks for the comment.

Another long time (~8 years) Site5 user. Like WorldFallz says, their tech support is great. Drush comes pre-installed, SSH access and everything you need.

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