I've been researching hosting companies for TripInvite the past week. Its very confusing with the wide variety of options, and also hard to compare apples to apples because they all present their offerings differently.
How much RAM do I need, which brand/model of server should I use? Who's got the most up-time, who's customer service is better, do I need a dedicated or a virtual server? How mature are the new grid-based offerings such as Mosso....
Luckily, I've got a profile on LinkedIn, and took advantage of their Q & A feature. I wrote a question that went out to my network, and to people interested in the category of this post, in this case Tech/IT/Computers.
I got 13 thoughtful answers in the first day. People offered their experiences, advice, and even some connections. Only 1 person made a direct sales pitch. I was overwhelmed, and very appreciative.
While I still haven't decided, I now have a much better idea of my options and what issues to consider. Anyone else who can help, please let me know (adam atsymbol tripinvite.com)
A+ rating to LinkedIn Answers! Thanks