Glad to be part of this community finally.
I am in the early stages of planning my online business. I plan on starting a small software company, with me as the founder and possibly having one other person join in.
I am thinking about my life plan as well as my business plan.
I have a name, domain registered for this business.
Now am I looking for a good, reliable hosting site that supports e-commerce (shopping carts, SSL certificatees). I think it can be a shared site at first. Also, I am a Windows guy, so I suppose I would prefer the host to support Windows-based hosting. I also want it to have blogging capabilities, along with the ability to have forums (for support, etc.). Any recommendations?
In addition to my business, I plan on starting a personal blog. The personal blog will be focused around software and technology, but not directly related to my business. I have a domain registered for this blog as well. Any recommendations here? Should I use the same hosting site as I would use for my business for my personal blog? Or should I go with something like TypePad or Wordpress? If the latter, any recommendations on a good blog host (e.g. Typepad, Wordpress)? I don`t necessarily mind paying a monthly fee, but would prefer free if there is a good one.