I'm building this site that I feel has a good potential of exploding with hits. The thing is I'm not exactly sure, but I guess I"m just hoping. This is why I want to start w/ a shared hosting service and not a dedicated.
I'm looking for a reliable host server that allows instant creation and GOOD TECHINICAL SUPPORT (help with mysql db, backups & perl modules).
I tried hostrocket, but there techinical support couldn't have gotten any worse when they messed up on a routine server switch and lost all my data. Then when it came down to doing the dirty work by reinstalling the site, modules , etc....they ignored my support tickets because I gave a poor attitude since I was upset when they lost my data.
My site has the potential of receiving 700 - 20,000 visitors a day. It will most likely increase dramtically over the months. My estimated goal is within 12 months, I will have about 20,000 members coming to my site.
When it does grow, I plan on getting a dedicated server, but to start up with little cost, I need a good reliable hosting server that is very friendly when it comes to installing PERL modules. A host where I can sign up, setup my script, install the necessary modules and have the site running within or less than 24-48 hrs.
Also a host that won't be slow and can handle good MYSQL transactions when I get lots of visitors.
I have not really used shared hosting service for about 3-4 years ago, my last stump with HostRocket. A lot has seemed to change when it comes to looking for a good hosting service. I checked out ipower.com but they're plans seemed a little bit too good to be true and I have a feeling if my site would get lots of hits, they're uptime might not go as well.