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Freeper help requested: Hosting for a website
Little House on Unaka | October 16, 2007 | don-o

Posted on 10/16/2007 5:50:47 PM PDT by don-o

I am thinking of making a website and I am beginning to look about for hosting options. But, I am going to ask my FRiends for a little help first.

I have received a LOT of computer help from this board and hope for some more.

As to content: I am thinking a few text pages and photos and possibly some sound files.

I know there are "free" hosts out there, but I am leery. If I do have to pay to get an ad free and spyware free site, I need it to be as economical as possible.

Thanks in advance for some help.


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1 posted on 10/16/2007 5:50:50 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
I use PowWeb. $7.77 per month.
2 posted on 10/16/2007 5:55:10 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: don-o

If you want to go on the cheap to start, you can get your own domain name for $20/year at netzero.com.

Most ISP’s will allow you to have a small, 10 megs or so, of personal webspace. Netzero will allow you to point to your personal web space when someone types in your domain name, so they won’t even know it is a free personal space from your ISP. If 10 megs isn’t enough, most ISP’s allow you to have multiple accounts for the same fee, so you can host part of your webspace on each of the account’s free space.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 5:56:22 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: don-o

I use hostgator for our business.

Looks like they have some decent entry level options:

http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml


4 posted on 10/16/2007 5:57:47 PM PDT by Gvl_M3 (Sometimes, you have to stand up for yourself, even if it doesn't look "Compassionate.")
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To: Izzy Dunne

Used it long? That $7.77 sounds about my price point.


5 posted on 10/16/2007 5:58:19 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: don-o

We’ve hosted our company’s website at http://www.1and1.com. No problems noted in 6 years


6 posted on 10/16/2007 5:58:26 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Gvl_M3

I use namecheap.com to register sites.

$8 a year.


7 posted on 10/16/2007 5:59:18 PM PDT by Gvl_M3 (Sometimes, you have to stand up for yourself, even if it doesn't look "Compassionate.")
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To: Aunt Polgara

I had Sprint which morphed into embarq. I do not see where they are offering any free space at all.


8 posted on 10/16/2007 5:59:47 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: don-o

I bought my own domain name, and my personal web space was not enough, so I have an account with Earthlink for web hosting. With, DSL and my AV, I am paying over $65 a month which is a lot. I don’t have cable tv or a cell phone, so that’s how I rationalize the expense. I know I could find a cheaper way of doing it, but this is so reliable, and I can put pretty much out there I want. Actually, now they have given me way more space than I am currently using, and I have never exceeded my bandwidth.


9 posted on 10/16/2007 6:01:37 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Thanks. Read your profile. Would you share your Dad’s screen name?


10 posted on 10/16/2007 6:02:22 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: don-o

I know how hard it is finding a good web host. It took me much looking but about 2 years ago I settled on 2.

Both have given me outstanding service.

realwebhost.com has my website. It is a local server in Texas in my area, smaller in users but very professional and very few problems.

I have a duplicate backup site with bluehost.com they are substantially bigger, cheaper and provide more bandwidth/space. Also very reliable. In Utah I believe.

Also dnsmadeeasy.com is not a webhost but a great service that allows you to manage your DNS and actually automatically switch between hosts if necessary.


11 posted on 10/16/2007 6:02:53 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: don-o
I've heard they're cheep, but really I just like their ads.

godaddy.
12 posted on 10/16/2007 6:03:51 PM PDT by teledude
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To: don-o
I love http://www.asmallorange.com/.
13 posted on 10/16/2007 6:04:31 PM PDT by gura
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To: Hang'emAll

Great suggestions. Makes me think I should begin looking more locally. Thanks.


14 posted on 10/16/2007 6:04:36 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: don-o

Also check out 1and1.com (one and one). They are under $5 per month and provide more services than most hosts. They also allow sub-domains for free. You can use those to move yourself up the list on the search engine.


15 posted on 10/16/2007 6:09:07 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: don-o

Yahoo does a good job of hosting websites.


16 posted on 10/16/2007 6:09:37 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: don-o

I own a hosting company we are $6.95 per month

www.smallbusinesswebhosting.con

I’ve been in business 10 years now and have a perfect BBB rating.


17 posted on 10/16/2007 6:10:21 PM PDT by genxer
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To: don-o
Used it long?

It's been 6 years - no complaints these days, although earlier on, there was a rash of mystery e-mail troubles. Wouldn't accept passwords for logging in.

That hasn't happened for 3 years now. They have "whitelisting", a scheme for reducing spam. I get only 3-5 spam letters a WEEK, and my e-mail is publicly available.

18 posted on 10/16/2007 6:12:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: genxer
www.smallbusinesswebhosting.con

I usually shy away from .CON domains...

;->

19 posted on 10/16/2007 6:14:13 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: don-o

Go to Homestead.com — I have had several Domains there for avout 8 years — they are good.


20 posted on 10/16/2007 6:15:29 PM PDT by RankOutsider
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To: don-o
I pay $3.99 a month through LVCS and have been using them since 2004.

No problems whatsoever.

Excellent phone/email support too (they have always returned my email questions within one hour!). And I have emailed them no less than 4-5 times since '04.

Furthermore, I have recommended LVCS to friends and they've been happy with them as well.

Good luck whatever you decide on.

21 posted on 10/16/2007 6:15:34 PM PDT by jdm
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To: don-o
Bluehost.com is wonderful at $6.95 per month. I have used them for 4 years and host 5 sites on it. Tremendous support and loads of features but simple to use. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Bluehost.com
24 posted on 10/16/2007 6:30:42 PM PDT by Sterlis (My brain is full.....)
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To: Izzy Dunne

WOW! 3-5 spams a week … nirvana. Will check them out, thanks.


25 posted on 10/16/2007 6:34:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Gvl_M3
hostgator

Are they related to the old Gator spyware folks? If not, it is an unfortunate choice of name.

26 posted on 10/16/2007 6:39:18 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Sterlis
Bluehost.com is wonderful at $6.95 per month.

I'll second that. Great option for shared hosting.

27 posted on 10/16/2007 6:40:49 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: don-o

godaddy.com for registration and or hosting or another host: ehostpros.com I make my living on line. You won’t find better deals or better companies


28 posted on 10/16/2007 6:47:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; All

Thanks for the posts and the mails. I have a lot to look over.

dono


29 posted on 10/16/2007 6:48:59 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: PAR35

My experience with Hostgator is that they provide solid shared Linux based hosting. I doubt they have anything to do with the awful Gator spyware.

I’ve also seen good performance from Imhosted.com. They seem to have very fast server connections and performance, for around $6.95 per month.


30 posted on 10/16/2007 6:49:58 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: don-o

I use Homestead. Also, you have to have a theme.


31 posted on 10/16/2007 6:52:09 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freekitty

What is a theme?


32 posted on 10/16/2007 6:53:27 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: freeandfreezing

OK. I’m just shy about anything with Gator in the name, although I think the Gator outfit runs through a different front name now.


33 posted on 10/16/2007 7:06:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: don-o

What kind of decorative theme are you going to have or is this a blog? What’s important to you?


34 posted on 10/16/2007 7:25:41 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: don-o

Ping.


35 posted on 10/17/2007 1:28:22 AM PDT by Zetman
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To: don-o
Don't know if you're still looking..

Stay away from GISOL, or Global Internet Solutions -- they are fraudulently billing customers hundreds and thousands of dollars for domain name renewals listed at $9.95, then locking their websites and holding their domain names hostage.

GoDaddy.com is good for getting your own domain name, then you can park it with any host.

36 posted on 01/09/2008 9:59:38 PM PST by meadsjn
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