Hello I'm new here. I am interested in puchasing a shared server. To my nowledge noone can go into your sever and mess it up on a shared server? I want a server that has great service that wont shut me down and a awsome amount of banwdith. It would be cool if it came with ssl. I found a web provider called lypha.com with a twelve month fee of $8 a month. Any imput...should I go with anyone else.
Your going to have a lot of trouble finding 1 TB of bandwidth for under $100 per year. I would reccomend looking for a host that offers 60-100 GB of bandwidth to start and then as your sites develop upgrading a dedicated server.
H i Timewaster... I see you are looking for hosting offering way more b/w than you will ever need. Cool.
You mention Lypha and DreamHost. Well, if choosing between those I would advise against Lypha.
I saw them getting the distinction of "one of the worst web hosts" in one place, based on customer feedback.
If you are also considering hosts that don't do such MASSIVE overselling, there are plenty good ones, that do offer multi-domain hosting.
DreamHost offers 1TB or more for less than 100$ per year.
Servage, as well. But servage offers a lot less features (no log, not much stat,
no ssh, no fast-cgi, and so on, but it's simple to use.)
There are some others, too.
Within some limitations, they are really awsome.
Of several low budget hosts I've used, I like DreamHost.
Servage is usable for certain purposes, where security, logging nor quick FTP isn't needed.
But you should always remember that you are using a low budget host
and they can't possibly give you lots of support time.
Also, 1TB is Max. You usually want to get a host that offer ssat least ten time your normal load, IMO.
Otherwise it's too easy to go over the limit and get shut down or charged for extra bandwidth.
It's not good for your stress level.
Other than that, PHP is a slow heavy reasource hog and should be avoided if the host has CPU time limit.
You can use your host a lot more by using other normal languages like C, C++, Ocaml, Perl.
(Avoid OOP, heavy modules in Perl, as well.)
Simple small tasks can be done with shellscript, which is very light and fast enough for small scripts.
if you have a Domain Registration for one website can you move it to a dedicated server with a other campany later? Can dreamhost support a phpbb forum....with some amount of memebers (60 on at once)
You can easily change domain settings if your registrar has provided you with control panel (and I guess it certainly has the control panel).
Dreamhost can support phpbb forum with the members more than that.
There is a CPU time limit with DreamHost.
You can see how many CPU seconds your app is using in the stat directory
(after activating the CPU time stat).
I'd say phpBB with small number of user should be fine.
As PHP (and many of popular php apps) use lots of resources,
it may cause a problem if it gets accessed by lots of users.
(But that's same for any host.)
As far as resource related limit is concerned, Servage may offer
a little bit more flexibility than DreamHost.
There are many ways to get a coupon code up to $97 discount for DreamHost.
There are different coupons for Servage, too.
And there are some other hosts with similar bandwidth.
I think site5 is offerring an interesting package if you are willing to try them out
despite all bad comments they are getting recently.
If you settle for 400-500GB/month range, there are yet more choices, too.