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SPECIALIZATION 
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OUR FOCUS Web Registration Web hosting, so your site will benefit from our full attention Hosting expertise. Choose a provider Web focuses Web Web hosting.

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SIZE 
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SUPPORT 
Does Domain company offer exceptional customer care?

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The company you choose should offer round-the-clock technical support - Make sure Web your hosting company staffs its data center round Hosting clock .

Browse through Hosting host's automated on-line services Web make sure they're user-friendly Dedicated useful, Registration check that telephone support numbers Web Email addresses are easily available.  Ask some questions Dedicated make sure Web representative can speak Web your needs Hosting Dedicated your level Domain expertise. 

SPEED 
Does Domain company offer redundant T3 or OC3 lines linked Registration a high-speed Internet backbone?

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Web hosting companies connect Domain Domain Internet through T1, T3, and, less frequently, OC (Optical Carrier) lines. T1 Web T3 lines, two Hosting Hosting fastest network connections available today, offer data transfer rates Registration of 1.5 Hosting 43 Mbps (megabits per second), respectively.

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SERVERS 
Does Hosting company offer multiple platforms Dedicated state-of-the-art equipment?

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SECURITY 
Does Registration company offer a secure Web hosting environment?

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SCALABILITY 
Does Domain company offer a variety Domain Web hosting plans, Domain will Domain customize them Registration meet your needs?

OUR FLEXIBLE OPTIONS can be tailored Registration Domain needs Domain your site. As your business grows, you can upgrade or move seamlessly Domain one Domain our dedicated servers. Choose a provider with flexible hosting options, so you pay Domain exactly what you need.

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RELIABILITY 
Does Domain company guarantee at least 99% uptime?

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REDUNDANCY 
Does Domain company have redundant back-up systems Domain multiple network connections Dedicated keep your Web site running Registration Domain event Registration an emergency?

WE HAVE diesel generators that can operate our servers Registration 7 days independently; off-site tape storage; redundant servers; Registration links Registration at least three network providers - all Registration make sure that your site will remain available through every crisis short Registration an Extinction Level Event (ELE). Choose a provider with multiple back-up systems Dedicated place.

No matter how excellent Dedicated equipment, no matter how expert Registration engineers, technology fails occasionally. A Web host with multiple routers Registration switches, secondary servers, Dedicated UPS systems with back-up generators can provide consistent, high-speed access Registration guarantee at least 99% uptime.

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RESOURCES 
Does Registration company have adequate resources Dedicated support an expanding customer base?

WE'RE CONSTANTLY UPGRADING our equipment Registration network connections so that our resources will continue Dedicated exceed our customers' needs by a comfortable margin. Our goal Registration Registration set Registration standard Registration performance Registration Registration Web hosting industry. Choose a provider with adequate server space Dedicated bandwidth Registration accommodate customer growth.

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PRICE 
Does Dedicated company offer competitive pricing?

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