bah, i need a host BAD
ok, i work at a site called FFS, and we need a upgrade to a paid host (currently useing GSN), and these are what the webmaster said he needed
Here's what we need: (all must be included in a hosting plan and if it can be added to the plan, it's gotta stay under $25/month, preferably under $20/month)
Cost: Under $25/month, preferably under $20
Space: Over 400 Megs
Bandwidth: Preferably unlimited.... FFS uses a lot of bandwidth.
Data Transfer: Unlimited
Setup Fee: None if possible, up to $40-50 if necessary.
MySQL database access (MySQL 2001)
Email options don't matter as we use everyone.net for that, don't pay any attention to what they offer as far as email goes.
Preferably the plan should include a control panel.
Preferably a 99.5% uptime guarantee.
Domain forwarding/parking (to let ffshrine.net and ffshrine.org lead to the stuff on ffshrine.com)
Reseller options a plus (where you can buy another account at a discounted price to host someone)
Mailing lists a DEFINITE plus, but again not 100% necessary
Password-protected directories a DEFINITE plus as well as we'll be starting production of FFS Version 3.0
Form handling necessary. (for staff application form, etc)
Any other options available a definite plus.
thanks alot people
All you required can be fullfilled by most of the host (good host with good reputation) by around $25/mo except unlimited bandwidth & transfer.
If you go for a host promise unlimited bandwidth, you will find that they have certain rules that mentioned when you exist their % of CPU usage they will ask you to pay ect $$$$.