For my PHP & mySQL based application, I am trying to buy website hosting from a host who does not have a limit on the number of files I carry in my hosting account. Almost all the websites have a common limit of 50,000 files (some websites call it 50,000 nodes). The rest(to the extent of my search) are not even close. I have gone through the various websites, Googled lot of information, have spoken with the customer service of the hosting companies and they said that they have a limit of 50,000 files and that's why they call it the LIMIT.
Now I have my application, which is a kind of social networking website, where people can upload various files of varying file size. So say if 50,000 users were to join the website and upload 1 file each, the limit of 50,000 will be reached very easily and my 50,001 customer will start facing file upload problems (& so will my account). So I would like to know if there's any website hosting services that do NOT levy such restrictions. In summary, I need the following options:
- No maximum file limit (more than 50,000 files in account).
- No maximum file upload limit in server setting (10MB, 12MB, 15MB, 20MB, etc.).
- Ability to upload files of various types (zip, flv, jg, png, etc.).
- Ability to stream Audio and Video (live audio & video not necessary).
- Access to .htaccess
- Access to php.ini, my.cnf or my.ini (this would be a plus)
- Supports SSL.
- Provides dedicated hosting(& IP) as well.
- Monthly payments without contracts are a plus.
If you know of any such website hosting services, please post a reply ( a link to the same will be appreciated ).