I am Francoise, a French Canadian based in Halifax, Canada. I am a new Wappler lover. My background is in HTML, CSS, MySQL and PHP (and Wordpress), plus other programming languages. But I do not know anything on the server side of things.
My project is not too complicated to developed, the most complex will be the databases, and I am fine with that part. Before developing the web app, I have been exploring some tutorials on an Hostgator server with a Cpanel which I know a little, so far all good, and I am impressed with Wappler, it is well done and make me want to work with it.
I am now ready to start the development of my project. I would like to have the best setup.
My question concerned the server setup. Thinking about the future development, it seems to make more sense to switch the development to Ocean Digital. After reading some forums discussions here, it is inexpensive while developing, but can really scale up later. And if I decide to install locally a docker, it seems that it will be easy.
But will it be hard for me to setup and maintain a server not knowing anything about it? All advices are welcome here! I tried to setup a Droplet, but then I did not know which components to install in it. Would it be a good idea to use something like serverpilot.io ? Another option would be to develop everything where I am and just moving when the app is ready, but I am feeling that could create future problems.
If the server setup is not long I could hire someone to do it for me. If it is not too hard, I could do it myself, but I have no clue what to install. I will need PHPmyAdmin and MySQL databases, and I guess a PHP Apache server so that it can work with Wappler.