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My Favourite Websites and Software

Hosting, Domain Names


Cloudflare.com: Fast, secure CDN and much more. Get started for FREE.

Vultr.com: VPS Hosting, Dedicated Cloud, Block Storage and Bare Metal.

Crazydomains.co.uk: Cheap domain names.

Freenom.com: FREE domain name provider (paid services also available).

WordPress.org: Open-source content management system.

WinNMP: Nginx, MariaDB, Redis, PHP development stack for Windows.

WampServer: Apache, MySQL, PHP development stack for Windows.

Mail-in-a-Box: Easy-to-deploy email server, free and open-source.

Pleroma: Open-source federated alternative to Twitter.

PeerTube: Open-source federated alternative to YouTube.

Developing, Coding, Creative..


Getbootstrap.com: The worlds most popular HTML, CSS and JS library.

FontAwesome.io: Iconic font and CSS toolkit.

JQueryForm.com: Professional web form builder, mobile-friendly.

Oracle VM VirtualBox: Cross-platform virtualization software.

Visual Studio Code: Free open-source code editor. Lots of extensions.

Notepad ++: Free source code editor and notepad. Excellent features.

try.dot.net: Compile and run C# from your browser.

asciinema: Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way.

Gitlab: Open-source alternative to Github.

Pro Git: Free e-book. Everything you need to learn Git.

Google.ai: Learn with Google AI.

GIMP: Open-source image editor.

Inkscape.org: Professional vector graphics editor.

OpenShot.org: Award winning open-source video editor.

Blender.org: Open-source 3D creation suite.

Godot Engine: MIT Licensed game development engine.

OpenToonz: Open-source animation production software.

Audacity: Open-source cross-platform audio software.

Online Security and Anonymity


1dot1dot1dot1: FREE Anonymous DNS. Fast, private and secure.

haveibeenpwned.com: Get notified if your password is pwned.

TorProject.org: Improve your privacy and security online.

Startpage.com: The worlds most private search engine.

ProtonMail.com: Secure email based in Switzerland.

ProtonVPN.com: Secure and Free to Premium VPN Service.

Qubes-OS.org: A security-oriented operating system (OS).

Letsencrypt.org: Free SSL/TLS certificates. See also: Certbot.

Bitwarden.com: FREE Open Source Password Manager.

Signal: Secure, private open-source alternative to WhatsApp.

File Sharing and Online Storage


Mega.nz: 50 GB free. Secure storage and messaging.

OnionShare.org: Securely and anonymously share files.

FireFox Send: Share files up to 2.5GB. Simple and Private.

Software Apps and Tools (General)


FreeFileSync.org: Open source file synchronisation.

Rufus.ie: Create bootable USB drives the easy way.

Piriform.com: The home of CCleaner, Speccy, Defraggler and Recuva.

PuTTY: SSH client for Windows. See also: Win10 OpenSSH.

FileZilla: Free FTP client with plenty of features.

LibreOffice: Free office suite (open source alternative to MS Office).

Mozilla Thunderbird: Customisable feature rich email client.

VLC Media Player: Open source cross-platform multimedia player.

Other...


nomoreransom.org: The no more ransomware project.

GameServerManagers.com: Linux Game Servers Management made easy.

GiffGaff.com: Get free calls and texts to your mates on GiffGaff.

Crontab Generator: A great tool for generating crontab values.