Hi, I’ve just moved from my US hosting service who had become unreliable and I have moved to a company called TerraNetwork in the UK.
I’m using their reseller package (base with 10 accounts) and I have to say that the service so far (only a few days with them) has been excellent. I can’t believe how much faster they are compared to the US hosts and the reseller account allows me to go for distinct IP addresses and SSLs on each site.
I went ultra cheap and used GoDaddy for the SSL certificates (2 SSLs for 2 years each was just over £60 = £15ish per cert per year!) I know they don’t have the prestige of other certs, but for me they are good enough.
The only draw-back on the Terra service was the amount of hard disk space is well, in a word, stingy… but I’m not a large user so it was just about ok for me. (4GB for the 10 account service) This is however, upgradable.
Prior to this change of host, I was thinking of virtual servers, but from what I’ve read in forums there are so many problems with the ones I could afford I just didn’t need the hassle - reliability is my main requirement. Also, although I can get by if I have to, I’m no Linux geek so staying with shared hosting was ideal.
Their networks say that they are also PCI DSS compliant - so you shouldn’t have a problem if you go for an integrated payment gateway - although I have not gone this route yet so can’t verify that.
Magento installed first time zero issues - which is always nice (self install btw - no 1 click install) Magento also ran much faster on their shared hosting than on my local PC so can’t complain at all!
Their site is:
Also, a site running on this service is as follows:
(not my site btw - but one that attracted me to Terra’s service as they are using the same magento theme as me - mine is still passworded and in development - will post when finished.)