I'm creating a site that deals with secure information and will have secure client logins. I need to find a reliable, inexpensive host with php and a mysql database. The site won't have bulletin boards or a shopping cart, but needs to be very reliable, safe and secure. The email system needs to be secure and have a good spam filter program.
I was thinking of starting with shared hosting, then maybe getting a dedicated server. Not sure if I need a dedicated server. Any suggestions on hosting and which server I need?
I've used ipowerweb for a few years on simpler sites and find them alright. I've also begun to use MediaTemple on a site, and so far they've been good.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
Thanks for all of your responses and suggestions. I'm not quite sure about the bandwidth. The site itself is fairly straightforward, brochure style with mainly text and some pictures. There should be adequate email storage. If you can't tell, I'm a bit new at this and am trying to figure things out.
A question to edu4vision: What is membership software? Is that for the login part?