I need help about choosing the right dedicated hosting service, one which will suite my needs, and what equipment I will need. All I can tell you is that while most of the computers will be dells running Windows XP, I will be using PHP with MySQL to run off it (possibyl using macbook pro but most likely windows too) but it must also power 12 other Windows computers. I have no clue what equipment I need and where to get it.
Previously, I used a dedicated server using Linux platform running apps in Ruby on Rails and PHP with mysql database. I would log into the server on my macbook pro terminal and create databases and then set up apache and then get the app working live. But that was it. I knew nothing about the physical hardware or the server hosting- the only thing I knew was that it sat in my office and was on 24/7. It was a pretty sizeable machine at least bigger than your typical desktop computer.
Thanks for any response.