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  • I'm shopping for a good Sharepoint hosting service and I found this article about how to choose a Sharepoint hosting 

    Could you please recommend other good articles and advice how to choose a good Sharepoint hosting?

    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:20 PM general q (From:SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:55 AM


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    Hi nabeez,


    In addition to the article you have read, I suggest you to go through the following article to know the boundaries and limits of SharePoint 2007 then choose a server depend on your needs:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(office.12).aspx(SharePoint 2007),



    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    • Marked as answer by David HM Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:39 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:21 PM
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:21 PM article not two articles
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:02 AM
  • For me, there are criteria that must be met:

    1. Support Time

    One important area that you should consider before choosing your SharePoint hosting provider is how effective the provider’s support team will be. It is important that the company that you choose is extremely knowledgeable and also responsive.

    2. Uptime

    The server must be always up

    3. Speed

    It would be great if you only takes 5-10 seconds to load your site

    4. Security

    Your SharePoint hosting provider should take care of all security concerns for you including software updates, private SSL encryption to keep information safe and hardware and software firewalls to protect you from any potential attacks.

    5. License

    Make sure that they are licensed properly with Microsoft. Licensing shows that they are a reputable, high quality company is doing business legitimately.

    I can recommend 2 provider for you, FPWEB and ASPHOSTPORTAL. If you have high budget, you can go with FPWEB. But if your budget is limited, you can give try asphostportal.com.

    Good luck

    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, June 10, 2011 5:01 AM The fact that they offer SP 2010 is off-topic in this forum. Deleted.
    Friday, June 10, 2011 4:29 AM
  • Please confirm that you have no commercial contacts (i.e. you neither work for them nor sell their services in any way nor do their development) with either of the hosting companies you suggested.



    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, June 10, 2011 5:02 AM
  • Office 365 will have SharePoint hosting in it plus more.  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/online-software.aspx

    It should be out very soon as well.




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    Friday, June 10, 2011 6:17 PM