RIBnet lives on a server called titan which is part of the Crosswired
As a coop member, this means that effectively I am my own ISP and can only shout at myself when problems occur
Luckily we do have some well clued up members who are able to sort out the serious side of things, but it's not a 24/7 arrangement that you would expect from a commercial host.
On the plus side, the server is lightly loaded and well connected -- hence the normal high speed of the site. It also means that I don't have to worry that the forums database now takes up 180Mb and that we use upwards of 10Gb data transfer a month (and rising)
I know we've had a problems in the last few months, but I have seen worse from some so called commercial hosts.
For a commercial host I 100% recommend FutureQuest
. There may be cheaper options, but their reliability and service is unbeatable.