Recommendations for a web hosting provider
I'm looking for a new web hosting provider. I've been with 1&1 for 7 years and upgraded a few days ago from their Standard to Unlimited package.I use my hosting for photo gallaries and videos for friends and family for various domains. None have a proper website. The other purpose to backup critical data: photos, videos, important documents and my Outlook .pst file.
When I upgraded 1&1 said I had to transfer my files myself as they won't do it. I had 50Gb of data and traffic is very light. But when I tried to upload my FTP client kept reporting that the quota had been exceeded. Contacted technical support who told me you actually get 30Gb which increases by 1Gb once you reach the maximum. Hardly unlimited is it? Anyway it wasn't increasing the quota and after it was escalated to 2nd line support they told me that I can't use my webspace to store any private data as a backup or otherwise. Even though I'd been storing my data for 7 years in this way.
Anyway, 1&1 refuse to increase my quota so I'm looking for a new hosting provider. I would prefer a UK based company that allows me to use it to backup personal data. Also I have 8 domains which have been registered with Network Solutions and another registrar. I would like to be able to use hosting with no additional charges with all of them. Also I'd like spam filtering at server level and webmail access to POP email accounts at my domains.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I looked at UK2 today and I spoke to them and they said that storing personal backup data is no problem. My only reservations is that their pricing did not seem transaparent and there seemed to be lots of extra charges on top of the basic hosting fee.
Hope someone can help!