There are quite a few tools that I use to operate my programming blog and other websites. I recommend these tools to everyone and if you’re interested in giving them a shot, use any of the affiliate links that I provided and you’ll receive discounts or credits towards your purchase. I too will receive credit for your purchase, so everyone wins!
Digital Ocean is a virtual private server (VPS) host where you can host web servers among other things. They provide you with blazing fast virtual machines at affordable prices. I personally use Digital Ocean for my programming blog (the one you’re on) because it offers me the performance I need for the amount of traffic that I receive.
Namecheap offers domain name hosting and SSL certificates for websites. They are cheap and have pretty good customer service which is rare in a lot of companies. I formally used GoDaddy, but now use Namecheap for all my domain names and SSL certificates.
Trello is a free project management tool good for use on a team or independently. It works by allowing you to have columns of categories that you can assign cards to. These cards are most likely tasks to be moved between the columns which might represent statuses. I personally use Trello for managing my businesses and it has proven to be an invaluable resource for productivity.
MailChimp is an email subscription service that I use for my newsletter every month. You can use it to collect emails through a sign up form, distribute newsletters or other marketing materials, and even set up auto responses if you want to give out a free course or eBook if someone signs up.