Also make sure that the server operator is not putting many resellers on the same server.
That's rather hard to determine, especially with precision. For one, only the reseller hosting providers will have the actual figures (and often they don't make them public), and, on the other hand, thenumber of reseller hosting accounts that fit a server depend very much on things like hardware and the sizes of the reseller accounts. One could try to get some figures regarding average server load, cpu and memory usage etc. of a few servers, but even that might prove hard.
Also consider the price you are willing to pay. The lower the price and the more space and bandwidth provided with the package the more accounts the reseller has to pack on the server to make a profit thus a more loaded server.
Say for instance you buy a $10.00 a month reseller account the reseller has to sell double the number of accounts per server to make the same profit as the reseller selling them for $20.00 a month. Consider that a host offering 5 gig of space and 100 gig of transfer for $10.00 a month and allows overselling may seem like a dream to some because they get more bang for the buck and can sell more accounts thus make more money. But so does everyone else on that server so you could easliy end up with 2000-3000 accounts on the server and it being slow as Christmas.
WHT offers clients a number of pretty good hosts. The problem is that just surfing through the forums, one can become overwhelmed by the number of hosts available.
Therefore I have a number of recommendations that often appear in posts:
Take a number of the recommendations you get and compile a list of potential hosts. More often than not recommendations are well meaning.
Take each host on your list and search for each in turn (at WHT) with the word "review" in the search option. You'll roughly get a list of reviews offered for each host on your list. The better companies will have fewer bad reviews.
Once you have filtered your list down to 3 or 4 hosts, contact each asking technical but detailed pre-sales questions.
You can then judge for yourself the quality and tone of their response. As a general rule, companies that are poor at addressing presales questions are poor at service and support.
This will help you sort out the companies you can deal with within your price range.
Regarding Techarks' comments - I agree completely so there is a relationship between cost and stability.
Originally posted by aryahosting There are many host who provide streaming support with hosting just I think amount which you want to pay is too low because you also want 40 domain hosting please consider that amount again.
??? 40 domains I didn't say how much space we needed....
Oh Lord looks like another foreigner with a cheap server