Jane_Doe - 10:05 pm on Aug 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I do agree putting money back into the infrastructure to make it running smoothly. Running multiple websites with servers that can break down anytime is not worth the stress and constant monitoring. It is...a business after all.
I just have content sites, so even with a site with millions of page views a month I have never needed more than an inexpensive standard hosting package and I don't monitor anything. The web hosting companies do that and the better ones have close to 100% up time.
Maybe you have some special needs or more specific requirements? I don't know what anything beyond a cheap hosting package would do for me except cost more money. Maybe I am missing something?
I have learned to avoid the smaller web companies as some have gone under and I have had to change hosts with hardly any notice. Plus, I don't think the smaller hosts have the same level of dedicated security expertise of the larger hosts.