Rails Hosting: EngineYard
LAMP Hosting: HostGator
File Hosting: AWS
Video Hosting: Wistia
Code Hosting: GitHub
Email/Calendar/Docs: Google Apps
Project Management: Basecamp
Group Chat: Campfire
Email Deliverability: SendGrid
Phone Magic: Twilio
Phone System: OpenVBX
Error Monitoring: Airbrake
App Monitoring: New Relic
Server Monitoring: Pingdom
Web Fonts: fonts.com
Web Fonts: Typekit
Advertising: Google AdWords
Our favorite products are probably Outright (dead simple), Twilio (enables tons of phone system magic), and AdWords (flexible, powerful, profitable). The two products we're actively working to replace are Backpack (with Workflowy or something similar) and Shoeboxed (we have yet to find an alternative). And we've outgrown Wufoo, but owe them much more than we've ever paid them in monthly charges.
> You can use your FREE account forever - No trial or expiration date. Paid accounts are just $9.95 per month. See details when you log in.
I know there's a catch, but I'm forced to create an account to find out about it. I'm either gonna use dummy info or just leave since I don't want another account until I understand what I'm signing up for.
I realize this is a tactic for getting me to try the service, but I don't like it. I ended up just leaving.
* Servers: AWS
* Code Hosting: GitHub
* Mail Sending: Postmark (http://postmarkapp.com)
* Monitoring: Scout (http://scoutapp.com/)
* Sharing files with our authors: Dropbox
* Error notification: AirBrake (https://airbrakeapp.com/)
* File Hosting: S3
* Mail: Google Apps
* Cartoon Animal Videos: Xtranormal (http://www.xtranormal.com/)
* Payments: PayPal
* Project Planning / Todos: Pivotal Tracker
There are only three of us at Stayhound (http://stayhound.com), so our list is pretty short:
Mockflow for creating and sharing flows and wireframes
Google docs & calendar
Google+ hangouts for team video conferencing
Trello for task management
And we're in the process of considering a move to AWS.
The two things I think are great about ServerDensity over Munin (haven't used nagios) are the snapshots (you click on a point in the graph and it shows you the processes running, server load, network etc at that time) and the alerting (email, Android, iPhone push) which is great. Even custom plugins are easy to write/install and stick alerts on.
Signed up for the trial, and it looks like their auto-deploy script links are broken (support.serverdensity.com 502's). I'd like to see if there's a way to generate keys somehow, because it looks like it requires a unique per-server key. I suspect that is what their auto-deploy script does.
Auto deployment is something we're working on improving but right now you can use auto copy, which bases new instance detection on the hostname, our auto deploy script or our API to add devices automatically.
Talkerapp: http://talkerapp.com/ - It's a free Web chat system (with a paid level for extra logging and file transfers). I believe it's open source too. I use it for some of my online courses and haven't had another Web chat system come close (although stylistically it's a bit like Campfire).
I wonder if a startup version of usesthis.com would be a useful place to collect or reference posts like this.
Hopefully its useful to some. http://x-pose.org/2011/10/the-cost-of-running-a-boot-strappe...
Here's what I'm using for http://everyday.io --
Backend: App Engine / Python / Flask
Frontend: Bootstrap / jQuery / PhoneGap / HighCharts / Many microlibs
APIs: SendGrid, Facebook, SimpleGeo
Code hosting: Github + Dropbox (just in case!)
Email/Docs: Google Apps
Task tracking: Stickies + GDocs + Things (Haven't quite decided on one strategy yet.)
I've started blogging about tips I learn while using these technologies here, since some of them are kind of new and the knowledge base needs to be built up: http://www.everyday.im/learning
I remember seeing a grid of what YC companies used, atleast in terms of the backend. That was pretty interesting.
(We don't use them either (yet), just wondering what you do instead?)