We are looking for a reliable webhosting provider to use for data backup and for hosting our WordPress site. We are a provider of Energy Performance Certificates based in Northern Ireland. We are required by our Accreditation Scheme to maintain photographic evidence of our site surveys. For this reason we need a hosting provider that will give us at least 300GB of space.
We looked at a lot of hosting providers. Some of the best web hosting plans offered us unlimited space at very reasonable prices. We selected a plan for £8 per month. This was not the cheapest plan. However, we thought that this was the best WordPress hosting plan for the money and we migrated our site and data to their server.
However, within less than a month the host shut us down. We were contacted by the host who said that we had too much data stored in the server and that this presented a risk to other websites hosted in the same server. The web hosting company offered to sell us a VPS server for £45 per month or a basic dedicated server for £199 per month. I emailed to the host and explained that I am a little confused since we had been offered an “unlimited” space hosting plan. And we are also disappointed that we were shut down. We also feel that the host are pushing us to upgrade to plans that are ten times the price.
I have seen other well-known hosting firms offering web hosting plans for WordPress sites. They offer unlimited storage plans too. However, now I am not sure what this means. Can you suggest a reliable WordPress Hosting plan that will give us at least 300GB of storage?