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Old 09-21-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Good Morning All,

I have searched (perhaps to quickly) and failed to find any threads with your comments and/or experience on website creation and website hosting.

Could any of your recommend to me any website hosting companies? The only company that I am aware of is GoDaddy and while, on a personal level, I enjoy their commercials I do not know anyone personally who have used this company.

I do not anticipate that the website creation will be too difficult. I still remember some coding from college course on website creation and there always Google for any questions whose answers refuse to leave the dank, dark, foggy recess of my mind. I do not purpose to create a very fancy website with the bells and whistles but I do wish to create one that will allow me to use it's URL as email.

Again, as always, thank you for your comments and/or suggestions,
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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I use weebly.com - it's a free (unless you upgrade) DIY hosting company.

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Good Morning All,

I have searched (perhaps to quickly) and failed to find any threads with your comments and/or experience on website creation and website hosting.

Could any of your recommend to me any website hosting companies? The only company that I am aware of is GoDaddy and while, on a personal level, I enjoy their commercials I do not know anyone personally who have used this company.

I do not anticipate that the website creation will be too difficult. I still remember some coding from college course on website creation and there always Google for any questions whose answers refuse to leave the dank, dark, foggy recess of my mind. I do not purpose to create a very fancy website with the bells and whistles but I do wish to create one that will allow me to use it's URL as email.

Again, as always, thank you for your comments and/or suggestions,
I'm with godaddy. Been with
Them for 6 years
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I use godaddy and tigertech. Tigertech has excellent customer service and is easier to navigate.
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Bluehost and register
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+1 for Bluehost. A lot of members here use Hostgator which seems like another good choice. When doing your own site, check our WordPress. I recommend staying completely clear of the "site builder" tools such as Website Tonight from GoDaddy or any of the other zillions of them out there. You're way better off with WP and it's easy to learn.
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I love hostgator.com.

It's perfect for the guy who wants to do a lot of things but has no clue how to. They make it pretty simple. When you sign up with them, you also (or at least you used to recently) get a $100 adwords credit to start an account with Google adwords. Additionally, they have 24/7 online live tech support to help, which is a huge value.
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I like hostmonster. Very easy to deal with when problems happen.



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HostGator gets most of my biz these days. Excellent support, great tutorials, easy to use.

I've also used FatCow. Silly name, but great service and very reasonable rates.

Heard great things about Blue Host, as well.

I would never use a free hosting service.

(And I second the thumbs up on using WordPress for creating websites. I've created many sites with several different platforms over the past 9 years, and WordPress is definitely #1 with me.)
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I would never use a free hosting service.
I absolutely agree! If you want respect in the market, you have to respect yourself enough to make a professional presentation. Even paid services such as GoDaddy's Website Tonight are usually tacky to the extreme and present the same "look ma, I did it myself" (insert redneck joke here) perception.

With tools like WordPress, and with hosting being so ridiculously inexpensive, there's no legitimate reason for any business to not at least "look" professional online. These won't solve the bad writing and bad marketing problem, but at least the appearance of the site can be presentable and not be so prone to end up on Websites That Suck.
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Another one for HostMonster. +1

Heres a site with some reviews on the different hosts.

http://webhostingchoice.com/
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I use Just Host for all my sites. They are great. Fast servers. Great control panel. Cheap!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #16
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Hostgater and Hostmonster seem to be the most popular.

I personally use 1and1.com, I had them for years and not had any problems with them. I've only had to call twice and support was good.

I just checked their rates for you 4.99 a month with three months free for the basic plan, you wont need anymore then that.

I am assuming you do not have a domain name yet, do not register it with any of the above mentioned web hosting companies.

I recommend you straight to name registrar like namecheap.com

Reason being if you have any issues with your webhost, you'll still have control of your domain.
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I absolutely agree! If you want respect in the market, you have to respect yourself enough to make a professional presentation.

It is all relative to where you are, what your competition is doing, and where your customers are looking.

Just because you pay more for a site - doesn't mean you will profit more from it.
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...Just because you pay more for a site - doesn't mean you will profit more from it.
True...but that's not the point that was made above.

I think the point being made was that DIY sites look like DIY sites.

With the low price of hosting and themes, there's no reason not to have a great looking site that looks like a thousand bucks.

No offense, but I think having to have an ad displaying on the bottom of your weebly site, makes your site look kinda cheap.

If your trying to be project yourself as a professional company, you should be able to make the minimal investment in a true webhost.
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