Recommendations for a WordPress Hosting Solution?

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Hello, first time poster, yada yada yada….

I currently use a shared hosting plan from Hostgator for my WordPress blog. My site is viewable at djrichiep dot com. I share my record collection with interested readers. Yesterday, Hostgator blocked access to the folder where all my files are served, stating “that this is not a CPU or Bandwidth issue, but a traffic issue”. Thus rendering my site basically useless.

So, I’m looking for advice. Now, I know, my site is large, the FLAC files I provide are quite large. I’m a bit confused as to why the problem wouldn’t be CPU or Bandwidth based vice traffic but, it is what it is and they’ve taken the steps they felt they needed to take.

So, is there shared hosting out there that would host a blog like mine without dinging me for download traffic? I am in the US, I currently pay about $110 per year for hosting. If I can stay within the range of $100-$200 per year I can continue to keep my blog online. Hostgator is trying to push me towards a dedicated server solution but, a basic package is $174 per MONTH, not year. No way I can afford that.

So, I’m open to recommendations and I appreciate any responses that may come.

-djrichiep-

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