I will be starting a site for a high profile gambling company very soon. I want to be sure that DreamHost is reliable enough and secure enough to do what I need. While I understand this a very open ended question and post, do any of you see any problems with using a shared hosting profile for this type of site? The cheapest plan would certainly hold everything I would need, at least as the site grows… but are there other reasons I should consider dedicated or managed hosting such as Rack Space? This site may hold up to 100,000 registered users or more. While there’s nothing in the shared hosting plans that wouldn’t support that many accounts, I don’t want to find out that there’s some other variable that doesn’t like that kind of traffic.
I currently have two accounts with DreamHost, and so far it’s been pretty good, other than the slew of issues last weekend.
Let me know what you all think.