How to compare ISPs ?
Posted on 2002-06-06
I try to help a friend who wants to sell the following package to shopkeepers:
a - creation of a webpage for their shop
b - hosting (and maintenance) of this webpage
So he wants to be the intermediary between the shopkeepers and the ISP or other professional providing the hosting. What seems important:
- webpage will be business related so a free hosting is probably not possible
- he wants the pages on a fast and reliable "server"
- he wants to start with a few webpages only, and then extend as he sells his offer more and more
We are now wondering on the technicall criterias to watch when selecting such a hosting solution. What will make the difference between a 'slow' and 'fast' server ? Is it the bandwith ? More generally, what are the best practices here ?
Please note: the question is not how to find an ISP or other prof for the hosting, but on what criteria -other than the price- to compare them. I realize this is a very open question, so I'll rate it as a hard one.
Thanks for any info.