Below is my current tech stack:
Frameworks I develop in:
- Astro - I am using Astro more for my projects, especially the static sites that just need SSG. I have a couple headless WordPress sites running with Astro via SSR.
- SvelteKit - The majority of my sites are run on SvelteKit, my favorite JS framework.
- Laravel - I will be using Laravel more with the goal to make apps with SvelteKit with APIs from my Laravel project.
- Alpine.js - I love this framework. Right now I am using Alpine.js directives with my TailwindUI components.
Sometimes clients need an easier way to add content without touching the HTML.
- WordPress - I fell in love with WordPress again after learning how to fetch data via Rest API or GraphQL. I self-host all my headless WordPress sites with Coolify on my server. I still have one WordPress site not used headless. That will change in the future.
- Hygraph - Hygraph (Formerly GraphCMS) helped me understand the concept of headless content management systems.
- Ghost - I have two sites running Ghost with another using Ghost headless.
- Directus - A new self-hosted headless CMS. I use this with Coolify.
There are many, I just use the Tailwind CSS framework.
- Tailwind CSS - This is the only CSS framework I used now.
- TailwindUI - I own a license. Most of my sites use TailwindUI components.
- DaisyUI - Free Tailwind CSS component library. Always up to date.
- Snipcart - Great headless ecommerce solution.
- Shopify - Shopify can be used headless as well. They purchase Remix, a popular JS framework. The are also working on Hydrogen, their Shopify headless stack.
- WooCommerce - I used it. Will look at it as a headless solution in the near future.
- MySQL - Truly tested database.
- PlanetScale - I was surprised, great way to start MySQL projects. I am thinking of moving my project database to PlanetScale if my app gets traction.
- Vercel - Where I host most of my Jamstack projects.
- Linode - I host my headless WordPress sites here plus other software. I use Coolify to manage all my services now.
- Cloudflare Pages - I have one static site hosted there. You cannot beat the price, free.
- Namecheap - I host my only WordPress site there. This is where I keep some of my emails as well.
- Github - My source code is there. You can also host static sites at Github.
Mail Services and Communication
- Gmail - No surprise here. For WordPress, I will use Gmail mail server for some of my contact forms.
- Namecheap - Still the most affordable way to host large amounts of email. I will eventually forgo this feature and just use the email routing built into Cloudflare.
- Cloudflare - Cloudflare now has a free email routing. No need for many emails. Just setup one catchall email and forward it to your main email.
- Fastmail - One of my long term favorites. If I ever ditch Gmail, I will use Fastmail more.
- Mailfence - Another favorite. Premium version allows you to set up other domains. Privacy focused.
- Mailgun - My main mail relay for most projects.
- Formspree - My main contact form service.
- Slack - My updates are with Slack but I will start to move everything over to Mattermost and Telegram for privacy reasons.
CDN and DNS
- Cloudflare - I do not even use the DNS provided by Namecheap, Linode, or Vercel.
- Vercel - Vercel is a CDN as well, I have to remember to disable the CDN option in Cloudflare.
Cloud Platform as a Service
- Coolify - By far the best PaaS that is open source. Currently I use Coolify to manage my headless WordPress instances, Ghost, Directus, n8n, Plausible, and Uptime Kuma. I will eventually install Mattermost and Mastodon with Coolify.