Can you share more re your requirements? Perhaps disk space and transfer needed, MySQL, PHP, ASP, .Net, etc?
Best wishes and good luck w/ your search!
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Minidiapolis, I think what you need is to find a host who will support you with some TLC. Most hosts are pretty technically-oriented, which is a good thing - after all, you do want to be confident that the servers and network are in good shape. But as such, many of them will naturally focus on the technical questions - how big your site will be (disk space), and how much traffic it will get on the Internet (bandwidth), when all you want (at least for now) is someone to explain how to get your site up and keep it there. The big companies may be too impersonal for your needs; you might want to try a smaller one that will be able to give you a little extra help.
can you elaborate a little bit? what do you mean "you will suffer from those overstuffers" ?
He means over-sellers. Hosts that quote fantastical amounts of space and bandwidth OR unlimited / unmetered as a sales technique. Al they are really saying is we will drop you as soon as you start to get any traffic or use anything more than a little bit of CPU on the server.
The best bet is to get some real basic cheap hosting. I don't think you will want to pay extra for Windows Hosting.
I don't get where some people charge extra for Windows hosting, these days the setup costs are more or less the same. We charge the same for Windows as we do for Linux i.e the plans are exactly the same in terms of space and bandwidth and so the prices are the same.
I guess it would depend if you spend money on the OS or not. Usually Windows boxes cost a little more because of OS fee's.
True but with current Windows licencing that isn't really an issue just an extra $20 a month per server and in my experience the extra cost of CP's like cPanel (inc adding a better multilingual interface like RVskin) which to buy outright is much more then our preferred Windows CP DotNetPanel.
We find the cost ends up more or less the same when you take everything into account.
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