I'm looking to host 2 websites. One being a personal porfolio including all my digital art work, from flash files, to jpg/pngs to perhaps mpg/avi files. The second site is a comic website, that's updating daily or so. For these I need a fast host with a good amound of hard drive space of about 5GB+ and good bandwidth (around/over 1000gb). PHP and SQL are a must.
I've been looking at a few hosts like Startlogic and Bluehost, but I need more users to confirm which hosts are best for my needs.
I used to use Jiffynet, and I must say they were pretty good, but they don't fit my needs anymore.
Is your space and bandwidth only an assumption, or do you know for fact that you will be using this much? How many visitors per month? Is the bandwidth mainly going to be from downloads?
If most of it is from downloads, then a shared hosting plan is something you could probably work with. Be wary though - don't fall into a trap. 5 GB is a LOT of space. Expect to pay "enough" for it. Don't fall for those hosts that offer you 25 GB of space for ten bucks a month.
Look around for positive host reviews, and check their prices. It will give you an indication of how much you should expect to pay. Good luck!
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