I have been blogging for more than 10 years now.
Over the course of 10 years, I have experimented with several tools.
I am going to list out the tools that I personally use/used in my blogging journey. These tools and resources are tried and tested by myself.
I started my WordPress blog hosting with Bluehost. It is a reliable hosting for WordPress. I never had issues with them for almost 3 years where I hosted my blog.
If you are looking for a cheap and best WordPress cloud hosting solution, Digital Ocean is the best. I use it for one of my tech blogs.
You should treat your blog like a business from day one. For that, you need a very good email/newsletter system with automation. Convertkit is the best newsletter tool for bloggers.