i was looking at HG's Semi-dedicated plan ($75). and comparing it with a VPS ($40-$85).
what iam needing is a hosting where i can put a client's mailing list with 20,000 suscribers (and growing...) and use phplist to send newsletter.
my current shared hosting provider (i guess most of them) have a 200 emails per hour limit so sending 20k will take ages... and possible be forced to "upgrade".
so, do u think a VPS can handle this mailing list and send newsletter every 2-3 days?? it will be great to find a $50 max solution. but in case it is not posible is ok with higher price. of course i expect stability.
mass mailing usually doesn't generate alot of CPU usage. Just ensure there is sufficient ram available, and bandwidth available.
Also, you really should check if your host would allow mass-mailing to such a large subsriber list.
A tweaked Directadmin VPS with a light site will need less than192MB (OS + Directadmin + Other Services) so if you get a 512MB (burstable to 1GB) VPS you shouldn't have any problem, if the vps need more than 512MB it burst for a few minutes
Also something to note with a VPS and the 200 email limit per hour.
Cpanel actually has this 200 email an hour limit setup in the basic install I believe so with a VPS or dedicated server you could change this on your own.
I could be wrong about this though.
However i would not try this in a shared hosting environment so I would go with the VPS and make sure the provider knows your intenstions so he does not think it is spam and gets upset. Nothing wrong with mailing lists but that one is large and if the host catches it at the wrong time coming from a php script it could look like spam.
A small dedicated server would work well also but cost more. I think you will find a good VPS plan on the budget you list.
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