I decided to give Mosso a try. Mosso is an enterprise level cluster host. You get unlimited this and that. Your only limit is disk space and bandwidth.
It’s the latest fad in shared hosts. Instead of having one shared server, and packing a bunch of sites onto it, they have a bunch of servers all clustered together. Each service has it’s own cluster. So there is a cluster of http servers, a cluster of ftp servers, a cluster of MySQL servers, etc.
The cool thing is I can use PHP4, PHP5, ASP, ASP.NET, MySQL 4, MySQL 5 all with the same account. This will allow me to play around with more options like testing out my scripts with PHP5 or learning the newer MySQL 5 commands without having to worry about messing up my current sites.
I’ll be posting periodically about my experiences with them. So far it seems like it’s a great idea, and it’s fast. All over the internet people are raving about them.
I do know they had some downtime recently but that can only be expected. While some may think of this as the “100% uptime” host, realistically we are talking about computers here, and things can go wrong. But the question is do you want their team fixing the problem, or you playing with your own server?