Picking a Site Host

Given our recent major event over our site host, having some helpful guidelines for people wanting to enter into running their own sites, on their own domains, with a site hosting service is obviously a good idea.

Jeff, over at Weblog Tools Collection, has written a post that provides some good ideas that should give you a starting point; while his hosting suggestions are not necessarily appropriate for your particular needs, the thought processes for evaluating the various candidates out there are valid.