I know a number of developers who use and recommend Digital Ocean. Right now I use Media Temple, which I use but don't recommend :)
I don't know any other hosting service that provides a SSD hosting environment for only $5/month.
I have a referral link that will give you a $10 credit. That translates to 2 months free on their cheapest plan.
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I design and implement front-end experiences that engage audiences and exceed business objectives.
I am a hybrid designer developer who is passionate about Drupal. In my past career I was a scientist. In addition to my love of geekery I enjoy hiking and snowboarding.