The rules of hosting are changing rapidly. It would be nice to compile a list of the top Drupal hosting companies without regard to space or bandwidth. These are secondary and often times unobtainable due to limits described in often vague and hard to find Acceptable Usage Policies (AUP) and Resource Usage Policies (RUP). It will take some serious detective work to actually get hard numbers and although I thought their numbers we're low, I must give Site5 credit for even posting hard numbers! Their RUP is somwhat hidden but it definitely has useful information about how far you can go before you can expect the dreaded "Site terminated for excessive CPU usage" message. If we all work together and share what we know we could have a valuable resource here.
Actual data about CPU resource and MySQL query limits and memory usage. The ability to edit php.ini files should be included in the post. Be as thorough as possible, and let's try to keep it neat and tidy. Optimal would be 1 post per host with all information. I don't really want a discussion about this and that host doing this or that. Let's use Site5's info as a goal of the info we can try to acquire from the hosts via e-mail or phone. Most hosts will not have this detailed of info on the web. We could just post something like this about the hosts. Notice how I shortened and compiled the info from their page. If their RUP or AUP with the data is available we could put a link with the data. Probably should just post it anywhere for people to view even if it doesn't include this data.
Resource Usage Policies
Type of hosting:Shared, Reseller
Resource Usage Restrictions
16 MB of RAM.
15 seconds of CPU time.
Open files < 64.
No core dumps.
simultaneous processes < 5.
No fork bombs
No service or daemon
15 >concurrent MySQL connections.
2 GB of disk space.
queries < 3,000 per hour.
changes (insert/update/delete) < 1,000 per hour.
Files and Directories
inodes in an account < 25,000.
directory < 2,500 immediate child files. This includes subdirectories but not their files.
Web and Email
Apache connections < 50.
Web processes should not fork or spawn subprocesses.
Files in excess of 10 MB should not be sent via email.
Processes should not send outbound mail to more than 25 recipients at any given time.
The maximum number of members per mailing list is 1,500.
This would make a better WIKI. Does Drupal.org have a WIKI. Maybe it could be a handbook?
Thank you everybody. I think if enough of us just do a couple different hosts, we may be able to help solve one of the major obstacles of Drupal - Getting a HOST!