I am website developer using PHP applications, apache, linux on server.
Currently I have 34 sites on shared hosting reseller account. Yes, I know I am far beyond capacity. I use reseller account to keep multiple sites in the loop working on them. I pass them off to owners after complete.
Traffic has never been much of a problem.
My problem is I need root access to server to competently maintain this number of sites. I have been told VPS or DS is the only way to get root access. I need to keep core applications on the server and then access them from the different sites I'm working on. I need more capacity as well, because I need to maintain several sites I previously built and handed them off to the owners. It will be much easier for me to maintain security updates and such when they sites are on my server.
Actually, the shared hosting isn't bad for working on the sites. I don't currently sell any hosting services, even though I have WHM panel. My current hosting is actually very good.
I do need some support help occasionally, so I might need to think about that as well. I understand there are some hosts that provide support on VPS and DS.
My site work is principally for non-profits so price is important. Most of clients need websites so I do what I can to accomodate them.
I do host a couple of low traffic sites at N/C on the current shared hosting I am on.
I'm not looking to spend $20 a month, which is pretty unrealistic. However, I would like to find something around $50 a month to start.
Any suggestions appreciated
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