Flexible Webhost for Photographer / Writer / Artist

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I am looking for a webhost that offers a good bit of flexibility to grow a site into.

What I need:

* At the beginning: just a bit of webspace 100-200 mb should easily be enough. But – I’d want to increase [or, if necessary, reduce] the available storage fairly easily.

* I’d like to run koken (see google; can’t add links, yet) as a base, so PHP 5.2.0 / MySQL 5 / ImageMagick or GD or newer are base requirements.

*I’d like to host a good number of different websites on the same server … i.e. be able to have a few urls with different content sit next to each other [registering domain names separately]: As I am doing a lot of long-term art works and curate them online these would have their own individual domain, each. This is another aspect that’ll grow and I’d rather not be limited here.

* Multiple (MySQL) databases; unlikely I’ll need hundreds, but room to grow and keep different projects separate would be great.

* UK or EU based. Reliable. Would pay a bit of a premium for good, responsive customer service, but am on a budget for now (which, again, might grow alongside the website(s)). Cheap at the beginning (two / three websites next to each other, a couple hundred MB storage space) – the flexibility to grow is, as said, a key aspect.

* Am an advanced user so having a reasonable amount of control over settings on the server would be good – or at least to be able to discuss altering things to suit my projects when necessary. (Edit: It rarely is a problem; one or two cases where a server site setting limited what I could do, though.)

* Being able to run OwnCloud – or a propriety cloud storage with a linux client – would be a plus, but not a must.

Any suggestions?


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