Thanks for all the feedback from all of you.
I know it's a very general question, and impossible to answer, but you are monks after all. I really appreciate the speed of replies.
I have not decided on an ISP yet, but are looking for something in the UK with full CGI and MySQL support. at the moment Internetters seems like a good bet. I would appreciate other possible ISP's. I have worked with Internetters before, so that is probably why I would go with them. They hosted a site which I developed for my day job and it seems to be OK.
My biggest problems are:
Up till now it hasn't been the biggest problems since I developed everything on a development machine and tested it before I uploaded it. The development and hosting environments aren't exactly the same though, which creates a problem now and then.
I am however a bit worried about MySQL development on a remote host with no error logs. Is there any way I can see what is not working without the ubiquitous Internal Server Error message?
My next question regards searching. If I want to search through the MySQL DB, is it going to be as easy as:
SELECT * FROM jobs WHERE creation_date < $search_max_date
or do I need something like siteLevel.whatUseek.com that you suggested?
It's been a while since I did any SQL, but I'm sure that it's not going to be the biggest problem.
Here are a list of what I think needs to be done: (My solution in brackets, comments would be appreciated.)
1. User regestration ( .htaccess files, MySQL table for user profile from HTML form, basic CGI)
thanks for everything