Need shared hosting, 100+GB storage, SSH, cPanel


#1

Wow, this has been a beatdown... we're looking for s shared Linux hosting provider offering specific amounts of storage space (not "unlimited") in the 100-200GB range. We also need SSH & cPanel and a couple other features, but we seem to be having the most trouble with the "shared 100+GB" part.

We're not interested in VPS/Dedicated/Managed Dedicated because of the admin overhead, and prefer a shared environment where all we have to worry about is our code.

We're currently occupying 80GB in 150,000 site-accessible files, and our current "unlimited" provider says we have to go.

Any thoughts or ideas?


#2

I suppose the answer depends on where you want your server and how much you are willing to pay.

I have always used smaller hosting companies and they have tailored packages to suit what I want. I currently have my sites on a host in the UK and they have this "fully managed package" for £99:

Octo Intel® Xeon Processor
 4 GB dedicated RAM
 120 GB Storage (SSD)
 Unlimited bandwidth
 1 Gbps Connection

Your own private server
24/7/365 monitoring & support
Free migration
Daily offsite backups
Application firewall
Bespoke optimisation
PCI compliant as standard
Free hosted email
Free GeoTrust SSL certificate
Free temporary scaling
99.99% uptime SLA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our managed hosting allows you to simply step away from the hosting and focus on nothing but your business. Let us handle the rest, we're here 24/7.

As I said talk to a smaller company and I am sure you could sort something out.


#4

Thanks for the tip, Rubble. I looked into UK & bespoke hosting but didn't find anything that might have been a fit without being prohibitively expensive. After a week of searching for a shared plan that meets our needs, it looks like we'll have to move up into dedicated or VPS hosting after all.


#5

I used to have a managed VPS and it did not take a lot of looking after. Although it was scary to start with seeing all the warning emails.

The hosts looked after most things and installed any software I needed - sometimes I tried myself but not being a linux/command line person it did not always work!

From memory it was about £21/month


#11

There are also managed VMs, where you get a VM but your hoster manages it, installs security patches etc. That might be the best of both worlds for you.

Getting a VM without support is not a good idea because you won't get security updates leaving your server vulnerable to hacking.


#13

Hi Rubble, who is that with please?


#14

My knowledge of servers is limited and curious to know if it is possible to have a VPS strictly for data and another Shared server. Would this create security problems?