I am looking for a new host that will not pull the rug out from under me. I am currently using ResellerZoom, but with the recent hard limits on emails per hour, I can no longer stay with them. I run a non profit dog rescue group and have a mailman list with 291 users. Zoom has placed a limit of 500 messages per hour, and as you can see, with that many users, the list can only send 1 email per hour. They are not willing to work with me after being a customer for 8 months, so any other companies you can recommend would be greatly appreciated.
You might want to contact any hosts you are looking at about a custom plan. Before signing up be sure that they will allow this sort of usage, so you can save yourself headaches in the future. As far as looking for a host what sort of specs are you looking for? Check out the offers section of the forum, and do a lot of research on whoever you consider to look for feedback on them.
My budget is in the 35 - 45 dollar a month range. This site was a great help when I was looking for hosting last winter. I made sure that ResellerZoom was aware of my requirements with the list at the time, and they were fine with it. Now, they have put in hard limits on emails, so we need a new home.
Of course, the list is the major requirement. Disk space, I'm looking at 5 gig +. Our main site gets about 13,000 hits a month, and I need to be able to host multiple domains. (15-20 total)
Out of the VPS providers that I've used, PowerVPS is the best. Also see ServInt, they're pretty good as well. (PowerVPS is a little cheaper and does server hardening by default so it may be better for you).
I haven't tried Liquid Web, but I am definitely thinking of it in the future.
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I am trying Accuburst. I signed up yesterday afternoon and am waiting for them to copy my list over and get my dedicated ip. They assured me both by phone and email that our list traffic would be no problem.