Skip to comments.Trying to Find a Good HTML Web Hosting Site
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.
Can you put this on your ping list for IT? Thanks.
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.
When you get it all to work you can transfer the files to a real host.
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.
“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.
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/
Here is their link StableHost.
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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.
So run it on Linux. Really, it’s not that difficult.
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.
I’ve been happy with Hostmonster.com.
Good support and a large variety of free resources for the novice to the accomplished.
Go Daddy offers a wide range of services at good prices. They always have discounts going on and they have excellent support.
I use experthost, have for 12 years without problem
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
I kind of miss my old Freeweb webpage now..........
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.
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.
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
“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...
Sounds like you need CMS, not what I posted.
“So run it on Linux. Really, its 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.
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Folks may do this with Windows, but I think I will pass on that.
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.
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