The vast majority of the sites I create are run using a MySQL database and as I create more sites and they get bigger and have more content, then the sooner it is that I?m going to run out of space. I also don?t think it?s very good practice to have too many tables in each database and would instead prefer to have my larger sites having a single database to themselves. Of course smaller sites with minimal traffic can share a database.
So the problem is that I want more databases, but I?m unable to get more on my current host without upgrading to a new package which I don?t need, so I?m thinking off getting a new host and gradually migrating over to that one. This is not as simple though as I?ve got a lot invested with 1&1, my current host.
This is where you come in and recommend hosts to me. I currently pay around £10 a month, but will be able to go higher than this if needs be.
One company that has peaked my interest is DreamHost, which gives amazing value, huge diskspace and bandwidth, along with unlimited MySQL databases, which is exactly what I want. News like this is not what I want to read though. I?ve been reading mixed reviews about them which you can get a sample of by checking the comments here. I don?t want to sacrifice the reliability of my current host for the sake of being cheap.
It?s so tricky. Any pointers?
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