If your serious about your website or it is growing too large for a traditional shared hosting plan, the next step is to make the transition to a Virtual Private Server or more commonly known as a VPS web hosting plan. Finding a quality VPS hosting provider is tougher than it looks, but I went through the trouble of find five potential hosting providers who are known for quality service and affordable prices.
Option #1: DreamHost
Dreamhost is a popular web host and has an excellent reputation in the industry. They are very reasonably priced and are the only VPS hosting provider that I'm aware of that offers unlimited bandwidth and storage on all of their VPS hosting plans. Their pricing tiers are based solely on the amount of RAM dedicated to your VPS.
Option #2: HostGator
HostGator is probably the most well known and respected hosting providers for any website. They have been around since 2002 and pride themselves on excellent customer support and providing quality hosting services for an affordable price. You have the option of adding cPanel for an additional fee.
Option #3: KnownHost
KnownHost is a less commonly known provider, but still one of the best. They offer top-notch support, affordable prices, and easy transitioning to future VPS or dedicated server upgrades. TheTechReviewer.com has is hosted with KnownHost and has been for the past 6 months. We are happy with the service and have no complaints!
Option #4: Green Geeks
Green Geeks is another hosting provider that is less popular, but has many competitive features and pricing. Their entry level is priced at $39.95 a month and all their plans include the popular cPanel control panel. They will also provide a free migration from existing websites hosted with cPanel.
Option #5: InMotion Hosting
InMotion is a web hosting company that offers affordable VPS hosting plans and excellent customer service. Their plans start at $29.95 and include regular backups, two ip addresses, and offer cPanel or CentOS. Their RAM is burstable for situations where your site may receive short periods of unexpected memory usage.
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