I have a small project for a client and there are some requirement that initially pointed me toward using a VPS.
However, after reading a bit more online, I saw I could work out with shared hosting and that VPS would require lot of undesired maintenance.
Basically, the part that bugs me is that I need to be able to fetch a zip file on a remote ftp server, open it, parse .txt files and feed them to a (mysql) database. On a daily basis and at specific hours.
Would that be possible with limited shell access from a shared hosting provider?
(Less management is way better for my client too!)