I have a client who is looking to drop an overpriced dedicated hosting box for some other solution. I am new to the webhosting world.
They have 2 main sites;
1. The main company site with the usual stuff (MySQL, PHP, Drupal, Joomla and they may be adding a simple e-commerce setup in the future.) They are starting a wordpress blog as well. Total size is about 1GB.
2. A simple html site for posting print jobs for their clients. They use static pages with .htaccess for directory level password access. They need about 30GB of storage as they keep everything they have ever published for a client online for them.
I donít believe either of these sites have a large amount of traffic. They want something easy to use (control panel, easy script install, etc.) They have no web admins on staff and sometimes need some hand holding, so responsive customer service is very important to them.
They also host some small sites for clients so they will need multiple domains.
As for cost, they donít want to pay more than they need but they are willing to pay a premium for good customer service and not be on an over sold server.
I am leaning toward a Managed VPS. My client is great at creating content but have little web server management skills. They will need hand holding.
A shared/cloud site might meet their needs but I am worried about performance.
Thanks for your help.