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Download these 10 questions to help clients choose a Web host

The key to finding the right Web host for your client is getting to know your client's site and its needs. Ask these questions, and you'll be armed with the information you need to recommend a capable Web host that will grow with your client.


Whether your client is launching a colossal e-commerce site or building an online knowledge base for their sales force, you may be asked to help them find an appropriate Web host. What information do you need to recommend a capable Web host that will grow with your client?
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We asked two Web hosting experts what questions you need to ask to get to the heart of your clients’ needs. Kenneth M’Bale is director of global information systems at Reef, a global Internet software company that has been matching customers of its Internetware platform to integration and hosting channels since its inception in 1999. Noel Henson, President of Cowboyz.com, has 17 years in computer system and network technology design. He formed Cowboyz.com over four years ago to fill a niche in Internet communications and Web site design and implementation.

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IBM Corporation is the exclusive sponsor of TechRepublic's special series on Web Hosting. IBM's e-business Hosting gives you the freedom to customize an array of services into a solution that is shaped by your business, not ours. For more information, check out TechRepublic's Web Hosting Center, or visit IBM's e-business Hosting site

M’Bale and Henson offered a great way to start your search for a Web host armed with all the right information. Click here to download the top 10 questions to ask your clients to ensure you’ll pick the best Web host for their needs.
We’d love to hear your stories of overcoming unique problems while implementing e-commerce or other Web-based strategies. Write us and tell us your story, or post your comments below.

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