Web Hosting Ideas?
Every now and then someone looking for web hosting asks me who I use. And I say it’s a great little host but you can’t use them. So get lost. Well okay I don’t say that last bit.
This site is hosted on a shared, private server. And it does the job nicely. It hosts my sites and Catherine’s site, The F-Word, amongst many others.
Trouble is, the latter is getting to be quite a big site – round about 8,000 page views a day recorded in Google Analytics and obviously there’s more in the form of traffic that Analytics doesn’t capture. The blog has about 110 subscribers in Bloglines alone so goodness knows where all those feeds are going.
In short it’s not the small site it once was, and it needs a new home. And as, when it comes to hosting, I’m a bit clueless (having never needed any) I thought I’d open the door to suggestions.
If you know someone good who can cope with the above and…
- offers a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) stack
- will be able to run Movable Type on it
- accepts that people want to do mad things with .htaccess files
- offers at least 2Gb a month in bandwidth
- preferably in the UK
- don’t cost the earth
- doesn’t fall over every five minutes
- and has good customer service
then let me know. Shell access would also be nice as would crontabs and backup space but I can live without if needs be.
Anyway, any suggestions, the fire away on the comments form. All suggestions greatfully appreciated!