~200gb+ data transfer
unlimited websites (i'm adding this because our current host allows unlimited subdomains but only a max of 6 websites total including the ones attached to domains...that makes the subdomains about useless to us.)
Our company has 5 agencies under it that each have a website that we host. I'm wondering what would be the best option for hosting...a different shared host that will give us the domains we need or a VPS?
our limit is ~$30/month
What type of specs for a VPS would we probably need to host 5 sites. 4 of them are pretty basic but the 5th hosts a very large database that is used throughout the county to find local human services.
If you go VPS way, I would suggest to consider Hyper-V or Xen based VPS since it provides guaranteed RAM, better performance and high level of isolation than other virtualization technologies. However, this will require you to raise your budget to somewhere around $70 per month. If that's not an option for you, I will recommend getting a reseller account which will allow you to host multiple websites in one account itself.
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Yeah we are limited to the $30/month budget. We are a non-profit organization. We started w/ ixwebhosting for about $10/month and just signed up for Arvixe.com at $27/month only to find that we'd have to step up to $40/month to get the # of domains we need. We were hoping to keep it around the $30 mark which is a big step up from ixwebhosting.
at IX i'm on shared w/ no limits...we have just had issues lately and aren't happy with the service.
we just got a shared account w/ arvixe.com running yesterday and then ran into the problem of being limited to 6 websites (we knew we'd be limited to 6 domains but didn't expect to be limited on the websites attached to subdomains)