I am developing a new site for a client who currently has an existing custom written Shopping Cart that interfaces with an MS SQL database using ASP. I'm no database guy, but I've been charged with creating a new storefront for him and replacing this buggy old cart with something more reliable and mainstream.
Right now he's on a dedicated host, but I think that he is overpaying for the service. I'd like to move him to a new host that has a shopping cart solution already integrated and supported that would be able to interface with his existing MS SQL database with as little effort as possible.
I have access to a guy who knows MS SQL who can do any "conversion" that might need to be done, but I'm not totally confident on my ability to choose a good host that will support the MS SQL database.
It would also be nice for the host to have an easy to use integrated control panel for configuring and updating his product database... he'll be doing that himself and he's not a developer or even a "computer guy."
If any of you have any ideas on a good host that could fit my requirements I would be most thankful for any links or advice.