If you want to learn about webhosts.. I recommend this site Web Hosting Talk
It's not perfect but if you don't get beat up
for wanting everything for $5 a month.. you ought to be able to choose someone fine here..
I really only have one paid host right now that's dreamhost.. my site is linked in my profile if you're so bored you want to see..
Dreamhost apparently does give you unlimited space like they're supposed too (it's not uncommon to get booted from most hosts for actually trying to use the space) at about this time of writing I am probably using about 1+ Tb or so just for that site in my profile
On the downside my gallery2 script won't complete a scan of my data (crash's) even though I have a private server.. which I got at a super deal of $5 a month..
Originally Posted by 2046
It's appears to me that there is a never-ending of choices out there. Are the various web hosts that different from each other? Narrowing down on possible options is quite challenging when new ones are constantly popping up.
It seems to me that most people picked their web host based on pricing, size, speed and click-ons. Are there any other important variables to consider?
Thanks in advance
The most important value is you get what you pay for meaning.. if you have a $5-20 budget but need to stream 8 Tb worth of bandwidth and need at least 650 Gb space.. find out who really offers that.. prepare to pay more for things you need that are good quality..
My site is unimportant to me much if it's down.. meaning I don't care.. there's no money being made.. it's really just a money pit!
Or you could call it a cheap backup solution if you want