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Need Help Picking Spot To Host New Website
Me ^ | 2/8/2012 | The Louiswu

Posted on 02/08/2012 7:51:54 AM PST by The Louiswu

Hi all - I need some help finding a good spot to host a web site for a friend of mine. I use GoDaddy for some of my personal stuff, but was trying to see if there are any other good/fast/cheap alternatives.

I need to register his new domain and need just a few megs of space for an informational web site that will be no longer than 2 or 3 pages and a couple of links.

Any pointers would be a big help. Thanks!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: domain; website

1 posted on 02/08/2012 7:52:02 AM PST by The Louiswu
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To: The Louiswu

Bluehost is very good....we have a bsiness website there and never and problems....


2 posted on 02/08/2012 7:56:15 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Thank you


3 posted on 02/08/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by The Louiswu (Pray for America)
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To: The Louiswu

Hostgator is another one that is popular....


4 posted on 02/08/2012 7:57:19 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: The Louiswu
I use www.webs.com. There is a nice free version available, but if you prefer a low cost premium site with no ads, then the subscription rates are very reasonable. It also includes a nice selection of pre-made website templates in which all you have to do is enter your text, image or video locations, or other items, and you're all set to go.
5 posted on 02/08/2012 7:57:45 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: The Louiswu

I like 1and1.com - modest price - works well and has a very good built in email service to the domain name you create.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 7:59:00 AM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay

Thank you all very much. I love FR, there are so many kind, knowledgeable people on this site who seem genuinely interested in helping other people.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:59 AM PST by The Louiswu (Pray for America)
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To: The Louiswu

Have you considered Google Apps?

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html

I have several domains I registered with GoDaddy then set up free email, web sites, calendar, etc. etc. with Google Apps. The free version allows you to set up to 10 accounts per domain and each account can have its own web site(s), email, calendar, docs, etc. You can’t beat free.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 8:07:11 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: The Louiswu

I have heard too many bad things about Go Daddy hosting. Use em for domains, but take the hosting somewhere else. I had used 1and1 for a while, but have recently been trying out hostgator. So far so good.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 8:08:37 AM PST by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: The Louiswu
I use webhostingpad.com. I really haven't pushed them hard as I use it mainly to host my email accounts and a few webpages.
10 posted on 02/08/2012 8:12:04 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: The Louiswu

I register my domain names through GoDaddy.

I host all my websites on http://mediatemple.net

It’s a great combination. I strongly recommend Media Temple.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 8:18:40 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: The Louiswu

I register my domain names through GoDaddy.

I host all my websites on http://mediatemple.net

It’s a great combination. I strongly recommend Media Temple.

Ah, let me add that if you look around, you can find “promo codes” for both sites/services that can save you a lot of money. There’s a 25% off hosting at MT promo code, for example, that I saw some time back (it’s still valid).


12 posted on 02/08/2012 8:19:42 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: The Louiswu

switch from godaddy it outsources a lot of tech support: Here is a good website with discounts included:
http://www.gobblerhosting.com/
It would look like hostmonster (who my last company used to use) has merged with bluehost, so I would suggest them.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 8:21:57 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: The Louiswu

lunarpages.com

Been using them for a looooooong time.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 8:27:29 AM PST by moehoward
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To: The Louiswu

Try www.zoneedit.com it is FREE and it lets you manage your own “A” and email record types.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 8:46:30 AM PST by ktw (72 ID, 536 HHC, Finally Retired after 23 years!)
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To: The Louiswu

Office 365 has everything you need and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/


16 posted on 02/08/2012 8:48:10 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: The Louiswu

Office 365 has everything you need and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/


17 posted on 02/08/2012 8:48:30 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: The Louiswu

For later reference


18 posted on 02/08/2012 8:48:40 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: The Louiswu

I have created numerous web sites over the past four or five years (mostly WordPress based) and I’ve found Blue Host to be the best. Offer the most for the money, and ftp, etc. always free and included. Very unhappy with 1&1 and Go Daddy.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 8:52:24 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: The Louiswu; illiac

I recommend HostGator too. Well priced and great service if and when needed. Uptime is almost 100% (that’s important). I can’t remember the last time our sites had problems.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 8:54:14 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Hostmonster.com

If you need help they are awesome and very helpful, no bandwidth or other hidden charges

I would avoid anything to do with Google or Microsoft like the plague


21 posted on 02/08/2012 9:37:09 AM PST by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: The Louiswu

GODADDY pros and cons

1) They do NOT have a 1-800 #. If you do not have a long distance plan, you are screwed. (You’d think they could afford a 1-800# with the amount of money Danica Patrick makes for them)

2) Their tech support are AMERICANS. Unfortunately...if you are not a techie, they get frustrated quickly and make you feel like an idiot.

3) They sell you multiple crap that you don’t need.

*****

BLUEHOST and HOSTGATOR are ok. They don’t get frustrated easily if we have tech questions and very affordable.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 9:37:29 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: The Louiswu

http://www.freehostia.com

Free version not bad, no banners etc. I use a $5/mo. version that has lots of space but the free version isn’t bad if all you need is a simple site (250 MB disk space
6 GB bandwidth)


23 posted on 02/08/2012 9:38:32 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: The Louiswu

Bump for later.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 9:52:25 AM PST by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: The Louiswu

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25 posted on 02/08/2012 9:54:20 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: The Louiswu

I’ve had a few sites on LunarPages.com for over 10 years now with no problems at all. I highly recommend them.


26 posted on 02/08/2012 10:03:03 AM PST by bertrand
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To: The Louiswu

Thanks for asking the question...I am bookmarking this. It never ceases to amaze me the willingness to help on this site.


27 posted on 02/08/2012 11:25:56 AM PST by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: The Louiswu

I use http://www.webstarts.com for a little website.

I’ll mail you a link to my own website so it doesn’t look like I’m plugging it publicly.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 11:26:26 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: The Louiswu

Thanks for asking the question...I am bookmarking this. The willingness to help on this site never ceases to amaze me.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 11:26:46 AM PST by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: The Louiswu

Whatever you do, keep the domain registration and hosting with separate companies. Otherwise they might lock you in to something you won’t like.

I have a WordPress site up on bluehost.com, and GoDaddy is the registrar.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 11:45:07 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Bill W was a conservative
"The willingness to help on this site never ceases to amaze me."

I so agree with you. There is a generous spirit here that is absent in so many other places. It is refreshing to come here, ask a question and get so many thoughtful replies and so much useful information.

Thanks to all of you.
31 posted on 02/08/2012 11:58:48 AM PST by The Louiswu (Pray for America)
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32 posted on 02/08/2012 1:14:51 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: The Louiswu

Bookmarking


33 posted on 02/08/2012 9:50:42 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Count me as another for 1and1.com. They host 5 domains and multiple sub domains for me for cheap money. Good service at a great price.


34 posted on 02/08/2012 9:59:23 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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