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Lately I have been researching on the windows SharePoint services 3.0 and MOSS or SharePoint Server 2007.

As much as I love to implement SharePoint based websites the hassle I am running into is to pick the right type of hosting plan, A plan that will give me peace of mind and as well as the money's worth for the clients.

I have tried to find the best solution for hosting and so far my dealing with 123Together and HostMySite has not yielded in a peace of mind solution.

The basic SharePoint plan I have with 123Together is good which is solely based on WSS 3.0 and all works great except the fact that I cannot backup the website in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007. The support people tell me that my site is backup daily but I like to have a rollback for at least a week not just a day or two, so I just getting a run around from technical support people.

And the HostMySite hosting is totally different ball game, they have yet to figure out a anonymous user access. Either the technical support or sales people need a training that SharePoint 2007 is not the same as SharePoint 2003 or that they need to really sit down with infrastructure people and really nail it down the issue that they have been having.

I hope one of these days I will find a solution that will work for what I am looking for that is:
1. Easy backup of my site
2. Internet facing website with ability to add forum based user registration not back-end based user moderation.
3. IT Support people who really know the WSS features as well as how to set the permission settings on to turn on and off a custom list, uploaded web-parts.

Its not that I don't know how to turn on and off the WSS features or list permissions but sometimes the basic user account does not have permissions to make updates so when I call the support, it shouldn't be I who has to guide the support person as to what needs to be done to fix the problem.


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