I have a considerable backlog of web-work that is written in ASP. (not .NET) Ideally, I'd be able to just copy these files to my new host and have everything work as it should. I realize that ASP support from non-Windows-driven webhosts is nearly non-existent, but I figured it couldn't hurt to throw this little tidbit out there.
I am a recreational coder. I don't engage in e-business, etc. I mainly have photo albums and personal project sites online. The sites I plan to host couldn't be further from being mission critical. I'd say the biggest deciding factor, after a few minimum requirements, is cost. Backups, server location, server specs, etc, are superceded by cost.
Anyway, here's what i hope for:
Domains: Minimum 3, possibly 4
Subdomains: Minimum 2 per domain
Storage: Minimum 250MB
Transfer: Minimum 1GB
Cost: As cheap as possible
Currently here's what I'm looking at:
HostPC's DA Budget hosting for $30/yr (6domain/600mb/10gb/installatron/DA)
Telnap's Megabyte for $6/mo (3domain/700mb/10gb/fantastico/cPanel)
ASmallOrange's Small Orange for $5/mo (unlimited/400mb/10gb/fantastico/cPanel)
I'm reading up about fantastico vs installatron and cPanel vs DA, but it seems that fantastico is better than installatron and that cPanel and DA are both comparable.
Are there any other reputable hosts that I should consider for my needs or have I covered my bases? (I'm also thinking about posting a request in the WHT forums to see what kinds of offers I can get...)
Since ASP is not a requirement, and we are only allowed to commend hosts we have personal experience with, I can commend Site5. They have all the things you need (multiple domains, fantastico, and cpanel) except ASP.
There are others, obviously that have very solid reps on this forum that would be just as good as Site5 for your needs.
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