Web Hosting Pad is centered in Chicago, and its secure data center offers redundancy in case of server failure. The site is monitored 24/7, and their servers are backed up on a weekly basis.
You can host unlimited domains, and they feature cpanel, most of the modern script languages (except Ruby), and OS Commerce shopping cart.
There are a couple of serious “gotchas” with this vendor. Their Terms of Service flatly state that you cannot distribute software or multimedia products, because it uses excessive bandwidth.
They are also unreasonably restrictive with their refund policy. If you sign a one year contract, and then cancel your account after 30 days have elapsed, you will be liable for the balance due all the way up until your renewal date. Not fun.
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