We are starting a business in the UK and need hosting for a database driven website.
Our webdesigner has suggested we need a dedicated server or co-location, he drafted this email for us to send to potential hosts.
We are interested in a dedicated server running FreeBSD 4.8. we would consider colocation, or renting a server from you depending on the prices involved. Once the server is live we are capable of setting up the software required, but if you provide an already configured FreeBSD server, then PHP, MySQL, Apache, any POP3 and IMAP mail servers and Tomcat would all be
handy to have installed. It would also be useful if the server were
Preconfigured as a DNS server as we will be needing to manage several domains.
What sort of hosting facilities do you have? Do you have UPS, and if so how long does it last? What prices do you charge for data transfer? could you please send me some prices of servers that you rent out, and Information on colocating my own machine on your premises?
We understand none of the above, so jargon free answers would be welcome. My question is, where can we go for a good deal with a well established reliable company?
Does it matter whether our site/s are hosted in the UK or abroad?
Thanks in advance