How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?
I've run a custom built social network on top of asp .net mvc & sql server 2005 for the last 2 years on discountasp .net
I've been satisfied with the value as it's cost me around $500 over that period. The limitations are 1GB storage which meant the only media on the network I could afford was 1 profile photo per member and 1GB database, which means I have to periodically delete all my logs and I'm left with about 600MB sized sql database.
The social network has been linearly growing consistently since inception and this solution will not hold of for 2 much longer.
I also wish to build a whole new much more involved site, richer in media and many more options for user interaction, meaning a database schema double the size and much higher db traffic.
I would like to find a cost effective (like $300 per month or less) solution to host the new site which would have around 10,000 daily visitors. Perhaps I might need a 10GB sql server database, which much be 2008 R2 because I've got cool spacial stuff going on.
Also I'm wondering if I can put my media on a separate cheap hosting solution where I don't have to pay through the roof for storage and bandwidth and implement it so users to seemlinessly switch servers (and hosts) while they use the application. Has anyone ever done this? If so which host did you use for your media?
Any help greatly appreciated!