1st Site: A website were photos and profiles will be uploaded, lots of pictures.
2nd Site: A site with lots of photos, and video to play for clientel....300 photos, and 80 7mb videostp start.....(Adult site)
3rd and 4th Site: 2 websites very light traffic, very small business sites hosting.
I have read article on great hosting companied HostGator.com, ANHosting.com (MidPhase company), and FutureHosting.biz (VPS server).
My question is this, would a good hosting package do well, or do I need a VPS to start or even a managed Server? I like to find one place start off slow if able and have them grow with my needs, is this possible.
I love thoghts on what would be a logical starting spot going with (Shared, VPS, Dedicated)?
It depends on how much traffic you receive, but if you're just starting you can very easily get everything done with 1 shared host account! You just need to find a hosting company that accepts adult sites.
Any other recommendations such as scripts, databases?
First of all, you should look for hosts who allow adult content. That is going to be your most important criteria, because the majority of hosts on these boards do not allow adult content due to the bandwidth consumption of adult sites. You should definitely consider VPS or even dedicated.
In the beginning you will probably be ok using a shared account, but if your websites start atracting traffic you will end up using a dedicated server. Now, considering what you said, if you don't want to deal with that upgrade (when time comes) you might preffer to just go with dedicated from the beginning. That is of course, if you are confident it is worth it and you are not tight on budget.
What is the bandwidth that you are using and diskspace for all the sites?
Have you looked at getting an account that hosts all your domains? I assume you will be looking for a linux platform!!!
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