nativenewyorker - 11:55 pm on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0) Some things that you may want to know when shopping for a provider are (in no particular order)
My advice is to send out some tech support inquiries to those hosting companies that you are interested in using. Contact them on a weekend at 3am or 4am. See how long a they take to get back to you. You can weed out those companies that take longer than 2-3 hours to respond as it likely means they do not have true 24/7 support. Anyone can claim 24/7 support, see for yourself it it's true.
Some things that you may want to know when shopping for a provider are (in no particular order)
Remember that the price you pay is not only what gets charged to your credit card, but opportunity cost as well. How much will you lose in sales if your server goes down for a couple hours? To me, a hosting company that is on top of their game is well worth the extra money.
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