I'm running an online business and looking for a hosting that:
1. Is really reliable
in terms of uptime & stability
2. Has solid performance & bandwidth, I need great accessibility and decent download speed for visitors worldwide, especially U.S. and Europe
3. Offers decent support
My site itself is pretty lightweight (it's just a simple PHP+SQL site with some downloadable software products). I'm getting some 10.000 visitors a day, and the downloads cause a few hundred GB of traffic monthly.
So far I have experience with HostingMatters.com
, and Servage.net
. Although they all offer fast & friendly support and enough (as in "unlimited") diskspace and traffic, I do experience downtime at least once every few weeks (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes several hours
) or crap like non-responding SQL servers (apparently because they were rebooting it or whatever), and sometimes slow download speeds.
I don't need any fancy schmancy host, just PHP + MySQL + the usual basics (email, domain management, etc) and ROCK STEADY stability. 24/7 accessibility for my customers is my absolute #1 concern here.
Occasionally there's a visit/download spike (e.g. a few hundred people visiting or downloading at the same time, not extreme but more than average), and I need my site to handle that without problems.
I've heard good stories about JustHost.com
, and several more. But these all seem to be in the same category as the ones I mentioned above, i.e. shared budget hosting. They may be perfect for my needs, but on the other hand I'm running a business here, and I'd rather spend more money on my hosting if it actually makes a difference.
Any thoughts? Personal experience?