I have this “little” project(http://startrader.wordpress.com) that I’ve
been working on for a while, and I’m at the point were I’d like to put
up a bit of public facing code. I spent last week looking at various
web hosting companies, and now I need to make a decision.
My conundrum is whether to go with a Virtual Private Server or a shared
host. If everything goes like it does in my day dreams, I’ll need all
the capacity I can get, but in reality, I don’t expect more then a
couple dozen hits a day any time in the next eight months, so I don’t
really need anything more then a shared host at the moment. On the
other hand, the chance to have root access on my own VPS slice seems
like it would be good experience, more interesting, and quite a bit more
work. This would be my first public facing application, and there is
the thought that it might be easier to let a shared host deal with the
nuts and bolts the first time 'round.
I guess what I’m looking for is advice and other peoples experiences.
Company recommendations would also be appreciated. (I have $250USD to