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@fillerspace .. you seem to have done quite some research on this; the problem is, i don’t want to spend a lot of money on hosting right now and want some good value for money i spend. my requirements right now are to get a portfolio website running with a list of my projects, hosting themeforest/codecanyon previews and a blog. not sure what a good bandwidth for this would be, but i would prefer ‘unmetered’ bandwidth as you and evaske explained. disk space initially might be good anywhere around the 10 – 50 gb + mark (to have a peace of mind). for this, would you consider places like domain.com ? or go with lesser popular / cheaper alternatives?
I had to do research out of necessity…getting a letter telling you your account has been canceled is the worst feeling when you have 100 sites to migrate. And it happened 3 times! But for me the problem was not with a single site…I had all of my clients hosted on a multisite account. There were a few that spiked once or twice a year (the football site spiked every January, a shopping site spiked every Christmas, and so on), but it just made it so I wasn’t profitable for the hosting company.