Currently,I have a site running at dreamhost.com. The static page is quite fast ,however the blog and bbs which database intensive application is slow. The server is not reliable as I expected,which often encounters "500 internal error".I need a reliable host in CA. Some features are hightly required as following:
1.host up to more than two domains.
2.Ruby on Rails supported.
4.at least 20gb disk space.
5.at least 100gb transfer.
Anyone could give me suggestions don't hesitate to post thoughts .
Any specific reason you are searching for a host in CA ?
As long as your applications don't require low-latency (such as running game servers, etc.), you really should be fine hosting your site anywhere in the US. You probably wouldn't notice any significant difference in loading times.
However, if you are most comfortable simply finding a host in CA, then there are truly plenty to choose from. You might want to simply run a few google searches (as well as searches here on WHT) to see if you can come up with a few company names, and then research those companies individually.
Because you don't have a specific budget, you should really just get a feel for what else is out there, and then begin better defining both your requirements and your ability to satisfy those requirements. I wish you the very best of luck in your search for a new host.
(As a side note -- plenty of shared hosting providers still provide SSH access.)
Great advice to do a google search and research your options. Having a budget range is important too. Once you search hosts, I believe you will start to see a trend in prices and reputation. Look for a great value rather than a cheap option.