The Slowly Boiled Frog runs on an unmanaged virtual private server. “Unmanaged” means that I am responsible for the software installation, updates, technical issues and the configuration of the numerous server applications. A VPS comes with a static IP address.
The O/S is a mix of Centos 7 and Centos 8. The core is 7 but Apache, MySQL (actually MariaDB) and PHP have been updated to Centos 8 versions.
Our provider is A2Hosting. I have no economic interest in recommending A2. A2 has, in my opinion, some of the best support you will get anywhere and the price is right.