I moved to DSVR hosting about two months ago, so I could have my own (virtual) server to play around with. PHP, mySQL, JAVA servlets, mod_rewrite, complete control ove your apache httpd.conf file and all other config files, all the usual goodies you want. It’s £300 (about US$ 450) a year. I pay about £10 a month for extra bandwidth, but that’s the price of popularity, you get 3 gigs a month included. I’m on the virtual server 300 package.
I have complete access to my own server, loads of domain names, I can play around all I want and, and this is the killer, their tech support is really good.
£300 a year, great tech support.
Why this plug? I’m just impressed. Today one of their tech guys helped me fix what was a coding problem of mine, which was producing problems for their server (basically my script was writing about 20 files a minute to the server, it wasn’t a pretty sight.)
So if you have more than just a small personal site to host, and need to play around with server side stuff a lot, check them out. They’re good.