Originally posted by Jeff:
Can-host looks pretty good, especially given the helpfullness of Félix who replied to my email in just a few minuts. (although they are 12 hops vs. 10 for two of the others...)
One thing I'm wondering about though -- are there any complications which might arise from choosing a host in Canada while my visitors are 75% from the US (25% from MI, and 50% out of state) and 20% from Australlia & New Zeland?
Apart from Can Host, you will find FutureQuest to be excellent for its reliability and support. Their support forums (teeming with users) are testament to their support and success.
Or you can look at my current host's 'bigger' packages. Below10Host are resellers of Alabanza and offer excellent pricing. http://www.below10host.com/bigger.htm
is the larger plan page, and it gives you more than what you need (except for bandwidth).
There shouldn't be much of a complication at all in choosing a Canadian host over US hosts. Generally it's only an extra hop or two and a few extra milliseconds, but that's it, so it's not particularly noticeable.
Speaking of Canadian hosts, you might also want to check out Your-Site at http://www.your-site.com
- although they run Zeus, they also have excellent support and uptime, and you can customise the plan to precisely what you want. See how you go.
As for us Aussies, we don't mind, since the majority of access we do is to the States anyway - we're used to it