I have a small educational website that uses Wordpress and hosted in nearlyfreespeech.net. The size of the website is under 100 MB and the monthly bandwidth is about 4GB. I get around 100 - 200 visitors daily, mostly new visitors.
NFSN is an awesome host for small startup websites. I have been having this website with them for the last 3-4 years and I had to contact them only 1 or 2 times. They are no-nonsense people, they deliver what they promise and I am happy with that.
Now as my website gets more and more visitors, I am planning to expand the site with audio, video content, eBooks, Flash-based tutorials. I might also go commercial and offer educational courses.
I am willing to spend around 10-15$ as month. I am little bit afraid of "unlimited" plans, not sure who to trust. Could you suggest me a good, reliable, popular host, which can offer 5 GB - 10GB of space, 100 GB of bandwidth and 256 MB - 1GB memory. I would prefer explicitly stated limits than "unlimited plans". Please suggest.
If "Search in google, Search in forum, end up with somebody" is all the best advice I am going to get here? Humour me
I think I did not make it clear, why I want to move out of NFSN. It is because of disk space costs. They cost 0.01 cent per MB. For example if I host 2GB of data I would end up paying 20$.. If its 5GB its going to be 50$ in a month just for disk space. On top of this bandwidth usage costs! See
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I've bolded the names on your list I've had direct experience with (either myself or through the site of a client), service was/is always stable with them. I like the fact that you prefer realistic limits over unlimited, always good to hear that there's still a few of us left.
Just an update. After much deliberation and search, I figured out MDDHosting is better choice as they are not one of those guys bluffing with "Unlimited" plans. I have now moved to MDDHosting on Basic hosting plan. I got 50% discount on my first year contract and I can see/monitor the promised resources (space, bandwidth) available to me.
I had few queries regarding my application setup and their tech support answered my tickets almost instantaneously.
Glad I have made this choice, Thanks to WHT. In future, anyone searching for my kind of requirements, I would definitely point them to MDDHosting.