Hosting Provider — Your suggestions?
I’ve had the outs with WebHost4Life on providing hosting for the prototype sites that I create (and… the photo sites… we’ll see how long the photos remain working on the site… so I apologize in advance for that!).
- Shared server is OK
- 1–5GB of web space
- SQL Server 2005 support; multiple databases, 500MB+
- AJAX 1.0, .NET 3.0 support (3.5 beta 1 would be awesome)
- One FTP account, at least.
- Ability to publish from VS2005/Orcas a plus, but not required… I can copy files with the best of them
I don’t need 25,000 email accounts, all the components under the sun (I provide my own), or support for any other languages besides .NET…
I’m open to any suggestions or even alternatives. I post 99% of my “content” here on WordPress, but still need a spot for prototyping and a testing ground for sites I do for friends, family, and potential clients—without spending a paycheck to get it. *grin*
[update: 6/15: 12:08pm – Lunarpages.com seems like a decent match after talking to them with one exception—they don’t support AJAX. Gate.com, the more I read, has HORRID reviews regarding services and random downtimes. Back to the drawing boards.]
[update: 6/15: 2:37pm – *sigh* As much as WebHost4Life really irks me off, no one seems to have a solution to match the features they offer for the price, so it looks like back to them for another year and keep looking.]