Cheap ISP supporting virtual domains sought ...
July 31, 2010 3:04 AM Subscribe
Cheap ISP providing support for virtual domains?
posted by Mutant to computers & internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We've currently got an excessive number (as in a bakers dozen) of servers via ICD Soft in Hong Kong. ICD Soft provides seriously great support, but their product offering is relatively simple and straightforward. As a result we've ended up purchasing a distinct (virtual) server for each domain name we bring up. Hardly frugal, as you might expect.
We'd like to migrate to an ISP that will effectively sell us a chunk of a a machine, then let us allocate those resources as we see fit. Not interested in Colo where we provide the hardware, we'd rather purchase this and leave support to the ISP.
We need the LAMP stack, with cgi-bin access, anonymous ftp, preferably cpanel (or equiv) and not a whole lot else. Precisely 10 GB storage overall would do us, as would about 20GB / month bandwidth. We'd prefer an ISP that is not too expensive should either suddenly surge, as sometimes we're hosting digital media (videos of conferences or seminars, all above board) and pages get hit a lot in a short period of time. We're looking for an ISP that will allow us to subdivide the resources such that each domain can appear to be hosted on a unique machine. I think this is pretty standard these days, but I'm not really an Internet type of person and have no idea where to look, hence this query.
Even with a resellers account we're paying $42.35 per year for a single (virtual) machine with 1GB storage / 20GB bandwidth.
Final points - we like a fairly large, stable company with a solid track record. And for reasons not germane to this query, the ISP must be located outside the United States.
Thanks for your help !