Ok here it is. I found this great web hosting service and I want to share it. This hosting service not only has all the latest tools, scripts and programs already installed on their server their service is affordable and tops out with a 99 percent uptime.
I have been around for over 10 years and hosted in a lot of places. Co-located and even had my racks of computers on rented space in New York City. I have been almost two years with Hostgator and find them up to the task for most hosting. I will write about them later because they are really quite good overall. If you are looking to host a simple website that is a great place.
However if you want the latest streaming and FLV hosting tools you have to find a new home and I found it. I have moved sites that need ffmpeg and mencoder to AptHost.
They were not the first of the flv hosting I tried in a six-month process to weed out the best FLV hosting services. I will write later on my blogs about some of the failures to help avoid pitfalls but feel this article should point you to the one who did the best.
cPanel FFmpeg Hosting Try this link it wont cost you anything to try. There is a seven-day free trial period if you choose! Or if you want to host sites and/or resell AptHost.com – Shared and Reseller Hosting is the package for you.
If you are not really going to use the ffmpeg or the other special features offered here there are better deals on just plain web hosting at Hostgator.
Apthost.com was not the cheapest but you do get what you pay for. Their monthly bandwidth packages are excellent and competitive but the storage capacity on the packages is only fair. This is offset by the additional functionality like Ruby Gems, (ruby on rails), Ffmpeg tools, zend and other default modules already installed on all packages right from your first day. The advanced Cpanel is amazing as are the installed packages that are all the most up to date from php 5.x to FFMEG. Their 24 hours support is exemplary and equal to the best of the rest.
Other cheaper FLV hosting services can cost less but you will suffer the consequences. These amount to overloaded servers (700 to 1200 other sites on one server). Apt Host seems to value the customer enough to charge a reasonable amount for reasonable bandwidth and storage. They have around 200 sites on a server. You will see it costs a bit more for raw hosting than at Hostgator and the is a reason is advanced tools.