I'm looking for a dedicated server to provide affordable web hosting. Here's what I'm looking for:
HardDrive: 9 GIGs SCSI
Bandwidth: 75+ GIGs/month
Ram: 256 MB
Setup: Under $100
Monthly: Under $400
- The server should be easily upgradeable - I should be able to add another harddrive and buy additional bandwidth (blocks no bigger than 5 GIGs) without paying a fortune
- Since, I will use the server for web hosting, certain problems will arise like SPAM. While, I will NOT promote SPAM and will delete any member who SPAMS as soon as I find out about it, I need the host to guarantee me that they will not shut down my server just because of of our careless members decides to SPAM.
- The host should provide an at least 99.5% UPTIME guarantee (ie. they give you 30 days of free hosting if they go below the guarantee)
- The host should measure bandwidth NOT by 95th percentile but instead by the amount we use each day.
- The host should provide its members with FREE live support (at least 3 hours/month guaranteed) and the e-Mails should be answered within 24 hours.
- The host should offer some sort of a control panel
Finally, please recommend hosts that you actually used and if you had a negative experience with one, please post it as well. The more information I get the better.
Thanks in advance