I am currently looking to build a new ecommerce website and I have investigated the options only to confuse myself.
I have built multiple sites using shared hosting, I am now looking for a solution that can handle more complexity, larger traffic volumes and I require root access.
I am looking for a solution that is scalable, so I can upgrade to larger plans as my site traffic and complexity requires it without the need to migrate the whole site to a new platform. Reliability, speed and availability are a high priority.
I have an initial budget of $40 per month and I expect to pay more as the site grows and traffic increases.
I have basic linux skills and would prefer a managed service, although I will also look at unmanaged or partial managed options as I am prepared to learn.
Any advice that could be supplied would be greatly appreciated.