Since I’m not really active in ministry, I moved my site from a friend’s server that I had SSH access instead of plain old FTP, to Elitehost with a cPanel. I’m not complaining, but I don’t really like the concept of a GUI for web hosting. I love a console and VIM.
I have no trouble with cPanel, cause I have trained people to use it and written a guide on how to use WHM and cPanel. I just don’t like it very much, but at least it gets the job done…
What I will say is that hosting on a South African server makes a BIG difference. Speed, speed, speed! On the best network I know of with a POP at Teraco (Isando).
What makes this even better is that Elitehost used to be one of my clients and made my life challenging because of their commitment to their clients’ hosting and uptime being most important. Now I’m glad that this is the case cause I know that I will get supreme service on a really good network.
If you are looking for a great web host, take a look at elitehost – I took their basic Unlimited option for R385pa!
One day when I buy a VPS, I’ll go for About IT Online – I know what they expect from their support staff and network engineers, so I’ll go for them when my pipe dream comes true.