I figure that it is time to start learning about server management, and at $5/mo the digital ocean deal seems a good start.
I also want to be able to quickly and easily get all my simple front end pages up and running again. Then ideally I can play around with configuring databases etc in my own time, on the same host that my simple portfolio stuff is hosted on.
Previously I used hostgator shared hosting with the filezilla drag and drop interface. That seemed to work fine. Will I be able to do something similar with digital ocean?
Or should I consider again just paying for some simple shared hosting, and paying for a more complex one as a separate service? Any advice appreciated!