- SSH access
- a guaranteed home path
- query ports not blocked
so far i have just chewed through places.
i'm not going to go with anyone who will say that they will 'restore' my databases for me.
most places are inept, and two so far have responded with 'that database is too large'.
help me out here, i've got to get this site transfered asap!
places that have burned me already:
site5.com : did not give me the path i asked, then created a 'symbolic' link, not what i wanted/what was promised to me.
hostgator.com : did not offer SSH, but said they would transfer my .sql files. after 3 days and a lot of excuses, i'm rolling
acehost.com : blocked all ports on their servers except for 80, so server queries would not work.
i'm a little desperate, so thought i'd ask the community.
seriously though, no people who have some of these requirements and tell me they will 'work with me'. i've been told too many promises, so i literally need what i asked for!
If you have some specific budget around which you want all these then it will be very much effective for you to search for the host that you are looking for. You can find plenty of suggestions in this regards.
Get a VPS account and you can get what you want. You will have SSH to your VPS space so you can do the move yourself. You will be able to create home path and you can determine via your installed firewall as to which port you want to allow and which you want to block.
VPS will be ideal solution for you. You will the complete control over the server and you will find the bandwidth and the diskspace as per your requirements. You can check for some VPS offers in the advertisement forums.