I currently host about 5 small time sites and should be fine with at least 10GB of disk space and maybe 50-100gb of bandwidth. I really enjoyed Plesk & Virtuozzo because of the alerting features and control options over DNS and what the clients will see. I like the VPS route because I can host several nonprofit sites at my own cost; i don't like the deals where you pay the reseller fee and then get discounted hosting that you can mark up.
-#1 priority is superior tech support via phone or email
-I'd like to pay between $20-$30/month
-DDOS protection would be nice because my site got taken down because of that in the past
-I'd like them to be established at least for 2-3 years
-I'd like to be able to host at least up to 20 domains. I could start with 10 and grow from there worst case
-I need to have spam protection (spamassassin?)
-I need to have virus filtering (drweb?)
-I really liked the ajax looking webmail system with vdeck but its not a higher priority
Two more questions:
1) does anyone out there use phpcoin successfully?
2) do i really need a managed server (i've seen unmanaged & managed prices on sites)? plesk had one-click autoupdate buttons that would autoinstall new versions of the applications I was running. What is the main difference between managed/unmanaged *usually*?
Now you can see many offers for bulkreselling where you get space and bandwidth and you can divide that in as many accounts as you want.
Are you looking for plesk only hosts? or do are you open for other options?
I'm openminded if things make sense timewise for me. For example, I'm not going to spend $2 less per month and have to spend 6 hours setting up scripts etc etc. Tech-wise, i can figure most anything out on *unix or windows so that shouldn't be a problem. I *am* however looking for a pretty good AV and Spam filter system/program.
One thing that would push it over the edge is to have a good webmail system. I'm just not as impressed with squirrelmail and horde for the end users. I feel like my clients would like something a little more bulky and ajax-like, similar to the webmail for Vdeck.
You're right, there are tons of offers for bulkreselling. I've been to about a million sites the past few days!!
Have a look at elitehosts, although their resellers are cpanel / whm they fit your criteria.
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