Looking for a good, fast, recommended web host for a news website

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Currently we are running http://pasoroblesdailynews.com that is hosted at GoDaddy and is using WordPress.

Right now the site is

– getting around 70,000 hits per month and growing
– has a subscriber list of 500+ and growing
– we send out a daily email to all of our subscribers of the articles within the last 24 hours that were posted on the website
– we are under 100GB of bandwidth per month

GoDaddy is capping our emails at 1,000 a day and we are running into issues testing emails because if we try several rounds of testing, we have to wait until the next day. I would like to find something with cPanel, I am familiar with that. GoDaddy is also horribly slow and we would like to find a host with very fast speed. We are on their shared hosting right now. We are also looking for something scaleable to be able to move into something larger if our site starts grows even more.

We are located in central California, so either a TX datacenter or something close to it would work.

I think we might want to get away from shared hosting and have something more reliable but not move to a dedicated server. If anyone has any great thoughts please let me know.

I have been looking at:

– A Small Orange
– Site5
– MapleHosting
– JustHost

Would like to try to stay under or around $40 USD per month. Our customer base is in the US, mostly local to our area.

Last edited by juch; Today at 01:04 PM.

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