I'm working on a project that uses:
-java applets that access the mysql database on the server
my main concern is speed, along with reliability
I'm based in Australia - would prefer a local-ish data center location.
I've found "hostingbay.com.au" who make use of unix servers, would this make a speed difference for hosting php/mysql?
any other opinions about hostingbay, or any other recommendations of host providers for my purposes?