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    Need advice on choosing new host

    Hello everyone,

    Im going to change web hosts very soon and I was hoping that the wonderful people over here could help me with my decision with my new hosting provider.

    Heres what I need:

    cPanel
    At least 10 Subdomains
    At least 2.5 GB disk Space
    At least 10 GB Bandwidth
    At least 10 email accounts
    At least 10 ftp accounts

    Customer Support with e-mail, tickets, and any other option would be great

    Also, a quick question, a past web host got hacked, and I was wondering is it possible to run a virus scan on my files on the server if Im hosted there?

    Thank you so much for any help you provide!

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    It's good to see you're not looking for a ridiculous amount of space or bandwidth. There are many offers in the advertising section for those numbers. What's your monthly budget around?
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    Thank you so much for the quick reply.
    Right now, my budget is around $8-$9 monthly.

    Thanks again.

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    You may have to set up something custom with the host to meet your budget, or go with someone providing more space/bandwidth then what your requirements are and raise your budget a bit. In comparison to your bandwidth, what do you need all that space for?

    Also, if your website was hacked, it is most likely due to an out of date script or some other vulnerability, viruses causing your website to be hacked would be more of a local thing.
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    Downtownhost, I think, their basic plan. They have excellent support and so far I had almost no troubles with them. I am not sure if they would allow virus scan, but that's why Jedito is there: he represents DTH and may answer your questions. You can puchase their basic plan for 8$/month if you sign for 1 year.

    Speaking about hacking: in most cases it is user's fault, not hosts. I had my site hacked (index.html replaced with oriental characters), blamed Totalchoicehosting...and it came out I have forgotten.......almost 300 scripts made by not so honest webmaster.

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    Thank you so much, Handy Man. I'll think about working out a plan with the host.

    Thank you so much, maniakaz. Thank you so much for the information.

    As for as the host being hacked, other customers of the company complained of the exact same problem the same day it happened to me. That's why I don't think it was a local problem.

    Once again, thank you so much for the information.

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    Maybe the hacking is due to the same script you are using? As far as I know, nowadays Linux server and apache server are very secure. But many scripts have SQL defect or other security hole.

    Also recommend Hostgator for your hosting, match your requirement and budget perfectly.

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