Ken Moore wrote: > I have a client who wants to move a system to the internet. They want their > clients to be able to access 3D imaging from the web site. Each client will > have about 1/2 gig of information and they will have several tousand > clients. > > They do not have the expertise to manage a web server. How are they "managing" the current system? > The problems are obvious: Storage space, transfer rate, monthly transfer. What "problems"? You buy as much as you need for your application. > First, are there any companies with the space and pricing to make this an > option? Of course -- unless your client has an unrealistically low idea of what this should cost. > Second, given todays technology, what would be the cost estimate to setup > servers and train staff to be their own hosting? You haven't even begun to address performance requirements, uptime requirements, security, user interface -- no sane person can quote a "project" like this... -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com opinion: webtuitive.blogspot.com dream. code.