I’ve been with SkyToaster since 2015. I’ve been able to build MODX and WordPress sites on their shared hosting option – and it’s only about $10/month. They never upsell other services. It’s very developer friendly with lots of flexibility for upgrading to a VPS should the traffic need arise.
I find its best to buy domain names separately from hosting when you can. NameCheap is a solid option for buying domain names.
- Atom (my personal favorite)
- VS Code
- Sublime Text
Content Management Systems
- WordPress (My favorite CMS for blogs mostly because of the Gutenberg block editor, which makes managing structured content a breeze)
- MODX (My favorite for managing a site overall because of it’s customizability. MODX + Gutenberg would be my dream)
- Craft (I’ve never Craft, but I hear great things!)
- Koala App (a GUI for compiling SCSS and minification)
- MAMP (for hosting WordPress locally – Apache server and MySql DB)
Some of the links may be affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase.
However, most of these tools and resources are free, and I never recommend something unless I personally use it, or would recommend it to close friends and family for their specific needs.