I am currently looking for a hosting company.
I have been using ActiveServerHosting for about 3 years now, and I have been very pleased with them.
However, they are mainly an ASP host. I will be launching a new website soon, and I need a host, very similar to ActiveServerHosting, but with better support with PHP and MySQL.
My general requirements are as follows.[list=1][*]The usual - enough disk space and enough bandwidth, etc etc. You know the drill here [*]PHP 4.3 (prefer PHP 5). I would like it to have MCrypt installed too.[*]MySQL 4 (prefer MySQL 4.1). 1 database should be plenty.[*]SSL Support[/list=1]
What would be nice, but not required:[list=1][*]Email accounts (POP3) and some email forwarders[*]Web Hosting Controller - I am used to HELM, however anything should be fine. I want to have control over how things work.[*]Cheap. I currently pay $5.00/month, but up to $10/month is fine.[/list=1]
What I do not want:[list=1][*]Easy Site Builder, etc.[*]A domain name[*]Out dated software[*]No "system resources" limit[*]Anything unlimited that shouldn't be. IE: Unlimited Bandwidth = No, but Unlimited FTP Updates = Fine.[/list=1]
And of course, a friendly and responsive support staff.
Thank you for your response!
(I would post the URL to my web-host, but you have configured vBulletin to to not allow me to. But, a Google Search should return them just fine.)
As a few others have stated: nix the "unlimited resource" requirement unless you're going to go out and shell for a dedicated.
The majority are going to have some 'limits' defined, and as long as it isn't excessive you should have no trouble doing exactly what you want on a shared server.
Now now, in another thread you were saying that mysql overusage and whatnot was a host's problem, obviously the client wouldn't be at fault for 100% cpu usage.
That's not what I said at all. I was commenting on someones post, that showed a complete disregard for any of the customers needs.
All I said was the you need to make some allowances, not that you should allow people to go at 100% cpu.
Not that it's any relevancy to this thread: but that client was given an entire month to reduce their load on the servers, it wasn't followed through with so we went ahead made a suspension.
Now back to your regularlly scheduled thread.
Hang on. I wasn't disputing that. Go back to my post- i was quoting someone elses post. Not yours. I've got no problem with the way you handled it, it was someone that posted a follow up thread that was bad.