my budget has changed, and its time to change hosting.. but iíve started learning php
, so now that iíll be doing more than just simple html stuff on my site, i have no absolutely clue at all about what i need to look for in a host this time around!
here are the facts about me:
- i use dreamweaver & flash
- iím learning php/mysql and will start learning XML this spring.
- need to be able to create forums.
- i need to be able to experiment with e-commerce and databases
- looking for 500mb space (or better)
- 10gb data transfer a month (or better)
[list=1][*]now that Iím using php/mysql and XML.. what sort of services do I need to look for in a host? [*]is this possible for $80/year or less?[*]if my site ever gets listed/featured with a large design portal (moluv.com, pixelsurgeon.com, etc.) the hits/bandwidth for a month or two might increase SIGNIFICANLTY!!
normally, 10gb is more than enough.. but how do i know how much i might need if i get listed with one or more of those type portals? [*]friends keep telling me to check ebay for good hosting and domain registration dealsÖ MANY of them seem pretty SHADYÖ. but one or two have seemed like good dealsÖ any thoughts?[/list=1]
thanks ever so much in advance..!!