Re: What Host Do You Use?
If you’re not comfortable using command line to do EVERYTHING I highly suggest mediaTemple. I’ve done an install for my friend and it works GREAT. An actual human being picks up the phone at all times of the night and they’re really friendly. Plesk is installed. They are a little on the expensive side but for consistency and reliable uptime, nightly backups, 1 click applications, etc, they can’t be beat. Getting shell access with them for some of the more meticulous sides of BuddyPress is recommended. http://www.mediatemple.net
I own my own machine, and it works very well for BP (CentOS, latest stable PHP, SQL, etc). I have all the control I need, and its nice that my server is literally down the street from me! I am also my own tech support, which is pretty awesome. http://www.digitaldomainmd.com