The IntoVPS VPS server we purchased for MPL ended up not working out. The server ended up going down a couple different times within the first we acquired it. Obviously this is not expectable when dealing with multiple clients websites, including MPL’s own.
I ended up picking the VPS because it was actually rated better than the normal VPS company I use and had almost the same rates. The only problem I saw at the time is that they didn’t offer any unmetered bandwidth. This would could have been a problem if we decided to load the VPS down with sites. The server would have run out of bandwidth and possibly shut off in the middle of the month or we could have been charged for the bandwidth overages.
Anyway, we ended up choosing Fivebean, the most reliable I have come across so far. They do in fact offer an unmetered bandwidth option. This is fantastic and means we can still use our current backup system we have in place at the office.
It turns out that it is a great thing we ended up switching to this VPS. I ended up having to login to the Hostmonster account MPL uses for some smaller sites, and had a very disturbing warning message. The message said something along the lines that we had 9704 folders and were putting their server at risk and if we didn’t do something about it we were in jeopardy of getting our account turned off.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE SHARED HOSTING!!
Shared hosting might be ok for your average little site, but I guess they don’t like when you put 5 little sites on it. This was completely ridiculous, they claimed unlimited space and bandwidth, but neglect to tell you that there is a limit on the amount of files you can have. So my suggestion is to stay away from Hostmonster and all its variations (Bluehost and some others).
This leads be to moving all the sites from the Hostmonster account to the new VPS server and closing the Hostmonster account. I hope it keeps going smoothly….