Mediatemple GS victim needs new host + advice (urgent)
I probably wouldn't have built my new project on the Mediatemple (gs) plan if I would have found the threads about it in this forum. But I went ahead because it seemed to me the only good scalable solution out there so far and this is what I need for the new project.
Anyway, here is my situation:
I worked on this new project for 3 months now and it's finally ready to launch next friday. Today was the worst day ever with Mediatemple and because my new project is a community driven site I can't risk that mediatemple screws the success of it.
I was always with hostgator and still have some sites there but this one will probably have a higher server load and I can't risk that any provider just shuts me down because the ram usage is too high. I'm also a student and have a small budget so I try to avoid getting a dedicated server.
What would you suggest? Are there any similar scalable hosting plans that wouldnt give me downtime if I would have to upgrade? If the community grows that I need a dedicated I'm fine to get one but obviously I don't know it yet (even though its looking damn good that this project will be a success).
If you're just starting off I'd recommend save some money and stick with a shared host, move when you need to. Moving from VPS > a Dedicated server should actually be easier since its almost the same thing, except one allows for less processing power.
The only real scalable solution, unless I'm wrong, is to go with a VDS. A VDS provider can upgrade your RAM, CPU, diskspace, as needed. You won't need to go through downtime either.
With a shared host, you could run into problems if you start negatively affecting your neighbors on the server. A dedicated server will be expensive, and will require downtime while you upgrade. Not to mention a dedicated is probably overkill for what you need at the present time. Don't pay for more than what you actually need.
Thanks a lot guys!
Any advice on a good vps host that also offers good dedicated servers with a proven track record? I really like hostgator they are so quick and their support is awesome but they don't offer vps.
I'm kinda scared of going to a provider that I don't know about because of all the trouble I went through.