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I am going to start a service that will allow members to customize (on-line) their version of my free script. Now I am looking for a good web host where I can start at low cost and upgrade to a dedicated server.

The best host I found so far (via CNET) is http://www.cihost.com/ 

I have also visited http://www.nvision.com/vstation/webhostseek.html and would like to know if this is a good alternative to a dedicated server.

If there are any other alternatives to a (rather expensive) dedicated server I would allso like to know about it.

Thanks
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Yes, http://www.maxpages.com     http://www.simplenet.com/

I would reccommend using either one of these until your business has really
taken off, and then when the money is rolling in, and you can afford it,
move up to a dedicated server.

The first thing to remember is to start small, and advertise, advertise, advertise,
the more people that you attract to your site, the more that you can
interest in your product.

Once you sign on with either MAXPAGES or SIMPLENET, the advertising
people and site linkers will contact you in droves, and some have real
low prices to get you linked to ALL search engines.  Just rember that when
you start getting money and e-mails stating that they could not get to
your site because of the congestion, you are starting to do well.

I hope that this has helped you.
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by:Rus
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Thanks satwa... I want my own domain, so simplenet looks like a good service. But I also would like a professional (like yourself) to look at the alternative for a dedicated server offered by nvision. I am also interested in other alternatives that may be out there.

Because you answered my question first and gave some nice marketing advice, I will not reject your answer right away. I you can not answer it please let me know.

Thanks again
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by:satwa
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I have checked the following web hosts for you and they all offer plans that should
suit a person like you just starting out. They offer virtual servers and 2 of them let
you upgrade to a dedicated server when you business can support it.

1. nvision that you asked me to check at http://www.nvision.com/vstation/webhost
   this one only allows 80 virtual servers per machine which is good because
   there is less chance of overload and their prices are competative.

2. Power Surge at: http://www.powersurge.net/
   they offer virtural servers in many price ranges adjusted to the users'  initial
   requirements, and they will also let you move up to a dedicated server when
   your business is prosperous enough to support a dedicated server's cost.
   They offer FTP as well as e-mail accounts and forwarding.

3. Host Away at http://home.hostawy.com offer much the same as Power Surge
    with the exception of T3 lines which means that you get more bandwidth
    for your money.  Have many price range plans to suit the individual.

If I were you I would check out these 3 very carefully, make a list of their pros
and cons and then pick the one that came closest to providing the total service
that was required immediately with an option to expand as quickly or as
slowly as the new business warranted.
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by:Rus
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Thanks satwa.. you have been a great help.
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