Iíve been lurking for a while and decided that it was about time I registered and posted asking for some help. I am at your mercy. Iím looking for some host suggestions after deciding on my requirements and am also posting a review of my current host: WebHostFreaks.com
1-5 GB webspace (Currently 1GB, will expand during the year to a max of 5GB) 5-10GB transfer. 5+ MySQL databases (5 will suffice for the coming year but I donít fancy clip-flopping between hosts on an annual basis - around 15 max.) 5+ Add-on / Additional Domains (5 will also suffice for the year, but 20 would be nice be totally future-proof.)
The usual PHP, FTP, etc things will be required whilst cPanel would be nice.
I have a budget of max $10 a month and am hoping Iíll be able to get significantly less for these small requirements.
Any suggestions? Iíve been looking around for a while but a more professional opinion would not go amiss. Iím not really bothered if itís based in the US, UK, EU, AUÖ does it make that much of a difference?
And finally, a quick review of my current host, WebHostFreaks.com Ė the same guys who run PHPFreaks, SQLFreaks and other websites. One word: Ďgreatí (if they fit your requirements). In my time with them I have never had a single problem. There was once an unscheduled downtime when there was a crash and data-loss. This lasted about 10 minutes before they had the backups from the night before up and running on a different machine. Customer support is top-notch and the speediest I have ever experienced. Friendly too! If their packages fit your requirements and budget, I recommend them 100%. Unfortunately for me, they do not offer add-on domains within my budget!