Looking for any advice / offers on moving my small company a step up from shared hosting.
We are a photo agency - NYC location, lots of daily image uploads (not adult), - so we need more of storage space
(a couple of gigs to start), but less of bandwidth, as there is no mass traffic on our site.
UNIX, PHP, MySQL, JAVA, root access.
My programmer MUST be able to install and maintain a small java server app that runs the chat/collaboration tools on our site
(not allowed at current host).
Need to be able to host several domains.
Phone techsupport desirable.
Reputable provider desirable.
Is Virtual Private Server the way to go?
Does the provider's location (east coast/west coast) matter for network speeds etc?
What are some good companies to check out?
Thanks in advance, any collective wisdom greatly appreciated,