I launched my new website about a month ago. I switched from one web host to another due to poor hosting performance. Now I'm running into the same issue again -- poor web hosting performance.
My first web host was Hostgator. My current web host is AT&T. I hate the thought of switching to a different web host every month trying to find one that will reliably host my site. Does anyone here have a reliable web host that they use and would recommend?
My question is relative since what is reliable for a simple web site, may not be reliable for one that is more complex. For this reason, I can't simply trust web host reviews.
My website isn't overly complicated, but it's more complex than just basic HTML. It uses a lot of PHP, as well as a MySQL database that only has two small tables. The website uploads and downloads small text files regularly. It also sends E-mail attatchments quite often.
Because I just launched, my website isn't getting a ton of traffic -- about 10 users per day. However, I'm beginning to run into the same problem as before. My web host's server is starting to show itself as being unreliable. As with my first web host, it seems as if it may be due to overcrowding on the shared server.
Do any of you run any moderately complex websites? If so, who do you use for a reliable web host?
I've considered setting up my own server with a LAMP configuration and hosting the site myself. However, I don't know a lot about Linux or Apache, and so would like to avoid this. But because the computer would only be hosting my own website, and no one else's, I have to believe that a LAMP setup would be more reliable than a shared server that is overcrowded.
A reliable web host is really what I'm looking for. But I don't want to keep going down the road of trial and error. If anyone uses a web host that reliably supports their moderately-complex website, then I would love to hear from you. I'm sick of my site failing due to server issues. Like the Duracel commercial says, "It just has to work!"
Please forgive me if you feel that my post doesn't correctly fit the forum category. I tried to figure out which category best fits this topic, but none of them seemed to be perfectly suitable.
Thank you for your time, as well as for any suggestions.