We are a Software development firm from India.
We are looking for a decent webhost. Being in the software business, more than the space it is the server support that matters. So, we would prefer a host that is fast (space would not be the deciding factor though at times we might need some extra space temporary for transfering files. And, this would not happen frequently).
So, please let us know the technologies that your server would support, OS, the components present, average server speed, downtime (or average uptime percentage in the last 24 months - appreciated, but not compulsory), back up policy, anti virus and firewall details, email details, ftp details, and other stuff that you might be able to offer. In case you do not have one single server that has all the technologies, you can offer us two separate areas connected by a subdomain.
I repeat, more than the space, it is the server features that matter more. We do have some idea of what we need, but it would be better to know what is being offered and at what cost. Please also advise payment terms. Additionally, we would like to host more domains in the future, so maybe you can offer reseller option to us.
If we are able to get a good deal, then we would also like to go in for reselling your services.
Also, since we are proficient in software development, we can offer you web development and designing services at special discounted prices and it could be a good symbiotic relationship.
We look forward to hearing from you.
I think the requirements were not too clear.
An ideal server would be that has
- good hardware (meant for servers and not for PCs being used as server)
- good speed. i would like to see the url where the site would be hosted
- it should at least support asp, php, ms access, mysql . though i would prefer a server that would have jsp, java, perl, cfml and ms sql too as standard. i repeat again - i am prepared to go in for two hosting options but they should allow the access of different databases. even if they are connected by a sub-domain, it is ok
- please also let me have a list of components that are present. isapi url rewrite is one of the desired components.
- it is also desired that we are offered a reselling option because we would be hosting at least 4 domains and more could be hosted in the future. this should also give an idea about the space.
- we would be using shopping carts (asp and php both)
- need the site stats and logs . it is essential
- subdomains and email access (web and pop/imap/smtp) is essential.
payment - would prefer a option where we can pay monthly as the month gets over. pre-paid plans and especially those who want full payment for the quarter or the year in advance would not be considered. the domains and the data that we have on the site are a security enough.
also would like a hosting that is not expensive and is very very reliable.
virus scanning/cleaning and spam marking/blocking is also desired.