Needing shared hosting that doesn't suck
March 24, 2007 10:39 AM Subscribe
I need a recommendation for decent shared hosting (NOT Dreamhost.. see inside).
posted by zek to computers & internet (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Every Dreamhost site I've set up has had serious latency problems (and I've run 10 of them under 2 accounts). Just last week I set up a new site on Dreamhost, on yet another server I've never seen before, and boom, right off the bat, 4-second latency on all page loads. Dammit! Last summer I tried Verio from a recommendation and it sucked worse, and had downtime to boot.
My basic requirements are 4 GB of storage, about 40 GB a month of bandwidth, PHP, MYSQL, and shell. I'm going to be running MediaWiki with tons of content but it won't be busy at all. I don't mind paying a little extra, say in the $15-25/mo range, but $50 for a dedicated server is too much. A U.S. server is preferred.
Can anyone vouch for shared hosting that doesn't suck? Has anyone moved away from Dreamhost and found better performance?