and you have decided that you need a website on the Internet to be successful. You researched the many web hosts that all claim to have the best features and you are over whelmed by all the possibilities.
Since the Internet is considered “technical”, it seems that people automatically start looking at how many gigs of memory and how much bandwidth each web host provides for the price. They read that they can get 10,000 email addresses, 1,000 FTP accounts, and 1,000 mailing lists (Isn’t that a joke? Walmart might need that kind of support, but a starting website? I don’t think so!) They consider what software is provided? .ASP, Perl, PHP, .NET, Cold Fusion, etc. (Yes, “etc.” is not software).
Web hosts are a dime a dozen and the competition for customers is fierce.
On the hardware technical side, a web host should provide:
Any of the major web hosts provides these so why research it to the Nth degree? It is a waste of time.
Then they should look for the best web host that helps them build a website that satisfies that mission.
I wish you the best in building that new site.