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Trying to Find a Good HTML Web Hosting Site
1/17/13 | Ducttape45

Posted on 01/17/2013 4:07:38 AM PST by ducttape45

I am trying to find a good web hosting site where I can start a very basic, very simple, website using HTML. I'll probably upgrade to a better programming language later, but for I'm not much of a programming geek. HTML is about all I can muster the neurons to learn.

It can be a free site, it can be a paid site. I just want something I can dump my HTML files to and not have difficulty doing so.


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I know there are some website geeks out there. I hope one, or several of you, can help me. Thanks
1 posted on 01/17/2013 4:07:46 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ShadowAce

Can you put this on your ping list for IT? Thanks.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 4:09:18 AM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: ducttape45

I pay about $8 per month for dreamhost which gives me unlimited domains, unlimited users, and now unlimited space (I have been there for a while). If you want, I can set you up with a shell account (you provide a domain name). Just freepmail.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 4:16:24 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: ducttape45
Keep the html files on your own pc while you are learning and serve them to yourself with Apache at localhost.

When you get it all to work you can transfer the files to a real host.

4 posted on 01/17/2013 4:25:57 AM PST by greedo
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To: ducttape45

If you’re teaching yourself HTML, be sure to learn how to span columns and rows within a table. Lots of designers nest tables within other tables. It’s lazy design work that makes editing the page difficult later.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 4:33:58 AM PST by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: ducttape45
ipower.com
6 posted on 01/17/2013 4:37:17 AM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: greedo

“Keep the html files on your own pc while you are learning and serve them to yourself with Apache at localhost.”

For a beginner it would be safer to find a webhost, especially if he’s using Windows. If a zero-day vulnerability comes out for Apache someone could get root control of his computer.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 4:58:32 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: ducttape45

I use this: https://www.yola.com/

You would have to copy and paste the code into their HTML widget, though. It’s not FTP. But you can immediately host from there for free.

I’m not sure what you’re trying to accomplish. I’m kind of in the same boat and started building a few websites in the last two years.

This also comes in handy, if you don’t want to mess with the actual code but yet want to understand the code as you’re building. http://www.kompozer.net/


8 posted on 01/17/2013 4:59:38 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: ducttape45
I have been using stablehost. I have had no downtimes or experienced any problems with them plus they are inexpensive.

Here is their link StableHost.

Coupons:

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9 posted on 01/17/2013 5:01:01 AM PST by justlittleoleme
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To: ducttape45

1and1.com and bluehost.com are two of the largest web hosts in the industry. On past threads like yours these sites have had the most votes.

They not only handle corporate websites, but have a rage of templates and other helpful tools and instruction for novice website builders.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 5:08:53 AM PST by Scoutmaster (End it now - enditmovement.com)
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To: PastorBooks

So run it on Linux. Really, it’s not that difficult.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 5:18:22 AM PST by greedo
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To: ducttape45

I’ve been using Aplus.net aka DeluxeForBusiness for ten years. Very easy and intuitive HTML file magagers. 100X more room than I’ll ever need, for $120/year. Great phone tech service, average hold time a few minutes max. Very happy with them. No regrets.

https://ww.deluxe.com/


12 posted on 01/17/2013 5:19:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ducttape45

I’ve been happy with Hostmonster.com.

Good support and a large variety of free resources for the novice to the accomplished.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 5:26:05 AM PST by randita
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To: ducttape45; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

14 posted on 01/17/2013 5:35:25 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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15 posted on 01/17/2013 5:35:58 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: AdmSmith; Big Giant Head; grey_whiskers; Brandybux; dfwright; Bikkuri; Dacula; BuddaBudd; mbj; ...

16 posted on 01/17/2013 5:36:34 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ducttape45

Go Daddy offers a wide range of services at good prices. They always have discounts going on and they have excellent support.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 6:02:15 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: neefer
Lots of designers nest tables within other tables. It’s lazy design work that makes editing the page difficult later.

Pffft...No it isn't. Both techniques can be used depending on the situation. I use them both and I do not consider myself "lazy".

And I don't see how it is more difficult when you have clearly marked /table/ tags that give you a better sense of where you are within the table. Provides you with sort of a "break" as your mind wraps around the raw code. It's way harder to sift through dozens of /td/ and /tr/ tags as the tables become more and more complicated.

In the end, if the page looks the way you want it, you've done a good job.
18 posted on 01/17/2013 6:13:30 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: ducttape45

I use experthost, have for 12 years without problem


19 posted on 01/17/2013 6:21:33 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: ducttape45
There are great suggestions here, and I'll throw another one in the ring. It may not be the simplest, but it's probably going to be one of the most cost effective: Static HTML hosting with Amazon S3.

http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2011/02/host-your-static-website-on-amazon-s3.html

Regardless of who you choose for a hosting provider, I urge you to check this out for designing a simple page. You can make an awesome looking webpage with very little HTML whatsoever. It's called Bootstrap, and it was designed by the Twitter team that found themselves creating new services for internal use, but wanted to stop reinventing the wheel of creating a UI for each individual project:

http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/

Check out some of the Examples and do a View Source in your browser to see how easy it is to make something that looks that good.

20 posted on 01/17/2013 6:25:42 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: mmichaels1970

I agree with you. I’m writing a php site that is extremely modular, since the arrangement of various elements on the page is dynamic, changing depending on what the user is doing on the page, with some of the elements appearing on many different pages. It’s much easier for me to copy and paste sections of the code when I delineate them with nested tables, than if I had done it with just one huge table. Sure, I still have problems where I forget a /table tag and have my page layout go screwy, but that is very easy to notice and fix.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 6:42:12 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: ducttape45
I tried them all. I have been using 3rd St. Webhosting for years for my own websites and my web design clients. It has the most intuitive Control Panel of any hosting service I have ever used; it's very easy to get around in. They don't over-sell their shared server plans so the sites run great, and their support is also very promtpt and helpful.
22 posted on 01/17/2013 7:37:16 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: ducttape45

Using your favorite search engine, just enter “top web hosting companies”. Compare and see which ones meet your requirements. Prices vary and most will allow growth.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 7:39:04 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: FreedomGuru
I have a year's subscription to PHPWebhosting but the only reason I got it was to share files back and forth with my kids. I never read into the name (doh!) and when I tried to run HTML on it, of course, it didn't work. I have to use PHP.

So, I tried a search engine search of top web hosting sites and couldn't really find anything I was comfortable with. That's why I posted here on FR for my need to find one.

All I want to be able to do is develop something similar to FR but with different features, articles and eventually a method to post replies.

24 posted on 01/17/2013 7:45:38 AM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: greedo

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past several days. Everything is on my PC and I would like to just be able to upload them to a web hosting site, tweak them, and make them work. It doesn’t seem to be that easy anymore.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 7:49:24 AM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: CommieCutter
All I want to be able to do is develop something similar to FR but with different features, articles and eventually a method to post replies. It will have content that is much different and probably more from a Christian/Judeo ethic standpoint than from just a conservative standpoint, but I'm developing that as well.

One thing I plan on doing is having a section called "Who Said What?" which will list, and source, what people in the government say so when people say something like "Oh, Obama couldn't have said that" all you have to do is look it up, point to the article, and say, "Umm, wanna bet?"

26 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:26 AM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: greedo

Yup, that is what I do. Apache for html and Tomcat for servlets, works great. Of course I could let tomcat handle the html too, but Apache is quicker with static content.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ducttape45

FR is dynamic content, I wrote something very similar years ago and I still have the source code. It was all written in Java using servlets. If you have good programming skills contact me and we can work something out.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:01:03 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

ping


29 posted on 01/17/2013 8:23:47 AM PST by BrandtMichaels
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To: BrandtMichaels

I have a bunch of software that I have written for my self and for my business (a little bar). I have a Point of Sale system, a Jukebox system (uses IR to control a 300 CD player) a document management system (with checkin and checkout) plus a cheap rip off of FR (lol, close your tags) I am thinking of putting all of it into the public domain. The document management system is only 85% complete but it is very cool.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 8:44:06 AM PST by jpsb
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To: FreedomGuru
So far everything I've seen or tried with the "free" sites will not give me the ability to just upload my files. They all want to help me design a webpage and I can't figure a way to get past that. It's very frustrating. All I want is a place to upload my work.

I kind of miss my old Freeweb webpage now..........

31 posted on 01/17/2013 9:49:27 AM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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To: palmer; ducttape45
I pay about $8 per month for dreamhost which gives me unlimited domains, unlimited users, and now unlimited space (I have been there for a while). If you want, I can set you up with a shell account (you provide a domain name). Just freepmail.

YUP. Big bump for Dreamhost. Been there six or eight years now... Two hundred bucks every two years and unlimited everything, just as you said. Excellent.

32 posted on 01/17/2013 11:06:20 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Content people have a hard time updating pages in design view of Dreamweaver if there are multiple nested tables. Good design has the desired look AND easy of editing.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 11:21:15 AM PST by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: ducttape45

I need a new company myself. The co I use no longer supports frontpage and so now I can’t do anything to my website! Unless there is another way? Someone can tell me. Thanks


34 posted on 01/17/2013 11:33:58 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: neefer

“how to span columns and rows within a table”

Can you provide a link showing what you mean? I would appreciate if so. I’m not really sure. A “how to do it” would also be a nice link, again, if/when you have time...


35 posted on 01/17/2013 11:50:19 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: ducttape45

Sounds like you need CMS, not what I posted.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 1:01:59 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: greedo

“So run it on Linux. Really, it’s not that difficult.”

That’s a good point! Ubuntu is pretty good for newcomers.

I’m posting from Linux Mint and have loved using Linux for the past seven years.

Good idea.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 8:31:30 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks; All
I have Apache running on Xubuntu with port 80 open,
so friends and family can visit (and laugh at my work.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

GRC Port Authority Report created on UTC: 2013-01-18 at 09:00:59

Results from scan of ports: 0-1055

    1 Ports Open
    0 Ports Closed
 1055 Ports Stealth
---------------------
 1056 Ports Tested

NO PORTS were found to be CLOSED.

The port found to be OPEN was: 80

Other than what is listed above, all ports are STEALTH.

TruStealth: FAILED - NOT all tested ports were STEALTH,
                   - NO unsolicited packets were received,
                   - NO Ping reply (ICMP Echo) was received.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
The uninvited guests drop by.
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:53 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /w00tw00t.at.blackhats.romanian.anti-sec:) HTTP/1.1
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:53 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /phpMyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:54 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /phpmyadmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:54 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /pma/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:55 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /myadmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1
Mon Jan 14  | 03:20:55 PM | 1.234.31.20 - GET /MyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1
If they do somehow manage to get in and mangle things up, I can boot another disk
and try again.

Folks may do this with Windows, but I think I will pass on that.

38 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:01 AM PST by greedo
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To: AFPhys
Sure! Here's a good tutorial with visuals corresponding with code: Table Cells - Row and Column Span Why are you teaching yourself HTML? Want to be a designer? Do-it-yourself business owner?
39 posted on 01/18/2013 7:09:27 AM PST by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: ducttape45

If you want something cheap (and works easily for a newbie) try http://cawebsolutions.com/. Their plans start at $35 per year. I’ve used them for a number of years and never had any downtime or problems.

I’ve grown my page through the first 2 plans and I’ve stuck with them because they are easy to use.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 5:04:59 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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