For 60000 PV and 70KB each page, I think a good shared plan or a normal VPS is enough. If you don't have any admin experience, shared or VPS are generally more secure than dedicated. Even if you want to go with dedicated, you should install CentOS. However, I don't have experience with UK hosting companies, but IMO, if you want a VPS plan, you need at least 384+ ram, because the control panel will consume around 256M. You may take a look at 1and1.co.uk.
And they have an extra optional service called: "Sorglos Paket" (Carefree Package). Does anyone know what that is?
When you look at the german version of their website and hover with your curser over "Sorglos Paket" there is a more detailed description of it:
Das Sorglos Paket beinhaltet eine 24h-Überwachung Ihres Servers. Bei einem eventuellen Serverausfall wird unser Servicecenter umgehend per SMS informiert. Zudem entfällt eine mögliche Anfahrtspauschale außerhalb der RZ-Supportzeiten. Die garantierte Serveruptime beträgt 99,9 %.
1. that Hetzner uses a 24h monitoring of your server and their servicecenter will be informed by sms if your server is offline. 2. there will be no further costs for you if hetzner has to send a technician to their datacenter out of their normal support-times.
3. your guarantied uptime will be 99,9%
So if you want to have a nice uptime (if your website requires this), take this carefree package.
I think the MS5000 will have enough power for you...
Between MS5000 and MS7000 there is no big CPU difference, only the 2 GB RAM difference are of importance. You say your DB is much smaller than the amount of RAM - so the 2 GB RAM difference will be probably unimportant.
I would say, it depends on your budget - both servers will work very well for your needs, but 10 Euro/month difference is little money for 50% more RAM.
Hetzner is no small hoster and they have a good reputation, so it's in their interest to offer secure managed servers ;-) (btw, it's their job to care for your server, if it's a managed one)
"So with the MS7000, do you believe I could host two websites similar to the one I described?"
yeah, easily, you could a great deal more than 2 if youve got a db that small and 60k hits. your only real factor is bandwidth due to each page being 70kb in size (although if images are the same on each page then theyd only be loaded ones by each person
even if you were spitting out 70kb pages 60,000 times a day you'd onl be clocking up 120gig gig bandwidth a month, a 100bmit line with output 33000 a month.
from what your saying id probably go with a decent shared package