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« on: January 13, 2004 11:20:02 AM »

Hello, all! Long time reader, first time poster.

Now that I have a few craft fairs under my belt, I'm ready for something more: a website!
Before I take the plunge, however, I would like to as some of you more experienced guys and girls what the best way to go about doing this is.
Note: I have made (that is, written in HTML and designed the graphics for) about a dozen pages so far, so I'm pretty comfortable with that.
What I need to know is how to go about registering my domain name and getting web hosting (which I think I need). So basically, how do I get started?
Any sort of advice wold be most welcome. Thank you all!


Hey everyone! 

I've pooled together all of the topics asking these same questions: Who do you use/Who should I use for webhosting?

*phew* It was a lot!  Because of this, the thread may seem a little disjointed and I'm sure there is duplicate info.  However, I think it will make life easier to have all of our opinions in one place. 

If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions please PM me!

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2004 12:55:28 PM »

There's a couple of things you could do depending on how much money you want to spend.

First, (the free option) - find out if your ISP gives you free space to host a home page.  AOL allows 4 MB of storage space per screen name (up to 28 MB).  You can FTP the pages you've done directly to your space or use their design/publishing software.  The only downside to this is that your domain name will be your screen name after your ISP's domain name.  For example: http://hometown.aol.com/yourscreenname/index.html.  But hey, it won't cost you anything!

Second, (the option that costs money) - do a search for 'web hosting services'.  Many of the hosting services give you a domain name for free as long as you host your site with them.  The one I've used for my clients is web.com.   They have several packages to choose from with different space amounts and other features.   I'm sure there are others that have similar services but web.com will at least give you a place to start looking at the available options.

Good luck to you!

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2004 01:01:02 PM »

I have used avidhosting.com. Cheap, reliable, great support, and their servers are the best Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2004 10:14:53 AM »

i'm 'in the process' of setting up my site and i'd just like to know what hosts etc my fellow brits use? and who you've registered your domains with etc?

i presume it's easier to use a uk-based host than a us-based one..?

any help/tips welcome and mucho appreciated  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2004 02:00:11 PM »

ok... i've now heard you don't neccessarily need a uk based host if you are in the uk... you can use international companies and pay with credit cards...

any experience on this guys?

cheers  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2004 12:51:40 PM »

looking for a good website host!!!  I have tried messing around with free ones (like Tripod) and I guess I would rather go with one where I have to pay (but not a ton!!! just something small a month). I just want more freedom/flex to do what I want.....

What do you use?Huh What do you like about it? etc etc

Please help!!!
And please forgive me if their is a thread for this already..I tried searching for one, but was having a hard time finding exactly what I was looking for!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2004 02:33:17 PM »

I use lunarpages.com -- very inexpensive, lots of space/bandwidth, and lots of features.  I used to be with Surpass who is about the same price for the same stuff, but I had a lot of problems with their service.  I switched to lunarpages and have been happy ever since.

I also hear very good things about dreamhost.com.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2004 04:02:01 PM »

i use dreamhost. i've been very satisfied so far...
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I use Image link USA. I have no idea about, my tech guy deals with all of that. I can out if you want to know anything, but so far so good.

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2004 05:20:56 PM »

I use doteasy.com for my smaller site because it is free webhosting for 20MB of space and all you have to pay for is registering ($25) or transfering ($35) your website domain name. There is a related thread here. I love using doteasy, they are cheap, bannerless, and I haven't had any problems with them at all.
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