General

  • Meets disk space requirements
  • Adequate servers and RAM
  • Meets bandwidth requirements
  • Meets uptime requirements
  • Desired control panel?
  • Desired operating system?

Billing

  • Meets price requirements
  • Allows monthly billing
  • Discounts offered for longer term contracts
  • Money-back guarantee

Support

  • 24/7 support
  • Telephone support
  • Adequate uptime guarantee
  • Domains
  • Free domain included
  • Allows subdomains
  • Allows add-on domains
  • You own and control the domain (if registered through the host)Features
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • CGI bin
  • Perl
  • SSI
  • FTP access
  • Anonymous FTP access
  • Free Web statistics programs included
  • Shared SSL
  • Dedicated SSL
  • Email hosting included
  • One-click installs of popular scripts (like WordPress)
  • Password-protected directories (for password protecting areas of your site)

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