First post, and after looking at the Forums so far I am impressed with the professional advice on offer.
My question is as follows-
I just bought a Domain name and Website which is hosted on the sellers dedicated servers on-site.
The site is on a Windows 2003 office server.
It has a HTML front end and has been built with a Cold fusion back end.
There is also a SQL database attached.
The actual size of the website is quite small as it has only a small number of real content pages and few graphics .
This is because most of the data consists of uploaded images which change weekly and therefore are irrelevant.
The database is a stock standard SQL type with around 40000 users.
The email accounts are on a Windows 2003 business office server.
There is no need to transfer actual email data as we have been using
Google mail for the past year. However all email
accounts should be moved over to a web based server with easy admin control. I wil run around 7 accounts.
I want to get all of this on a reliable hosted server, but I am not sure exactly what I am looking for, I have been looking online and there seems to be ALLOT of misinformation with regards to host company's.
Also, I am i talks with IT company's here to assist in the move, quotes for the work vary massively, just how long should this take? Half a day to 3 days I have been quoted at this stage.
I am under time pressure to get this done with no site down time, and obviously I am new to this, any advice would be greatly appreciated.