total newbie here at this forum but been tipped off that this is the place to go to look for help.
I have this image gallery site: vindieselgallery . net right now hosted at gisol . com and it's been treating me good. (eventually) But my billing period is soon over and I have outgrown that host. They have a new offer that I could switch to but that means signing up for a complete new offer - I cannot simply upgrade what I already have. Also, a reason for thinking about switching to new host is that a friend who started hosting there on my suggestion has had problems and problems since they took forever to move her to a quicker server that could handle the spikes in traffic. I fear that I will get problems since I know my site will get a heavier load in traffic since there's a new movie release coming up. Well, I already have traffic problems.
My stats now are:
Traffic since Jan 29, 2005 is
64.9 GB out of 70.0 GB limit
Average usage since Jan 29, 2005 is
1,009.55 MB out of 1500 MB limit
and this is now BEFORE release of new movie with new promotion meaning lots of new pics/scans and lots of new visitors. Right now as it is I will end up paying extra $3.50 for every GB bandwidth I exceed my limit with.
So, can you offer me any good hosts that can handle traffic from 80GB and up / month, and is accompanied by at least 1.5GB storage?
Need php, MySQL, Linux server (need it for the .htaccess mostly).
And good and quick support. I hate having no reply for hours when my site is down and I get spammed by visitors telling me it's down and I can't do anything cause it's due to my host.
Also, not complete whiz on this so don't know if I should look for
| Shared | Virtual Private Servers | Dedicated | Colocation | Reseller ??
I had the luxury to be hosted at my Academic Computer Club at University before this and they had unlimited bandwidth as well as storage. But you're only allowed there when you're enrolled at the university. So this is how I ended up getting seriosuly spoilt and got all I needed for a really almost zero charge - giving me trouble realising what is a good offer and what is too cheap to be good and what is overly expensive.
So, sorry for lengthy post but thought I'd better give lots of info for you to understand my question.
Thanks for taking your time reading this, hope someone can reply