I am currently looking at finding a new webhosting service. I am currently looking at Dreamhost and HostStage. I get mixed reviews about this one, but I wanted to find out some information anyway.
I’m looking here because I see that DH is advertising all over the site for unlimited storage and bandwidth. This is appealing because I was wanting to allow users to optionally upload their own created content to the server and distribute it freely, without the annoyances of free file hosting. You know, waiting times, intrusive ads, all that junk.
Please note that nothing illegal in the USA will be allowed. This includes copyrighted content. I will be monitoring uploads and removing anything that breaks any rules.
Now, my main point. Currently, my website is still new and doesn’t have many members. But I need to know ahead of time what I can and can’t do before I buy a service. Am I actually allowed to let people openly upload their content and provide for unlimited downloading of said content?
Please let me know of any requirements I need to meet for this to be possible. This is includes any restrictions on the type of content set by Dreamhost themselves. I need to know what I can and cannot allow ahead of time. As far as the plans go, I need to start as close to the bottom as possible, as currently I get no revenue from my website.
Also please note that I an a complete VPS noob, and have already failed several times (broke one server, somehow managed to delete everything) for just trying to upgrade PHP and MySQL to the latest versions. I’m hoping that maybe someone around here would be able to assist me with that process should it be necessary. PHP 5.4 and MySQL 5.5 are recommended for vBulletin 5, which I already own.