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  1. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    I'm looking to register a domain and host a simple website for myself...probably more of a blog than anything else. What is the cheapest way to go? I don't expect much traffic obviously. I'd prefer that it be PHP/MySQL compatible (as that is what I'm most familiar with).

    Any ideas/suggestions?
     
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    i've got no complaints about dreamhost.
     
  3. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Someone should make a sticky for webhosting because this question gets asked an awful lot.
     
  4. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    What does that run you?
     
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    i think around $10/month.

    EDIT: what i really like is that for $10/month, i also get shell access. so, i've used that account to test scripts for work and as an in between host when i needed access to ftp and it was blocked from my company (i would use ssh to the web host, ftp to ftp host, then sftp from my pc to the web host because ssh wasn't blocked). i've given my friends accounts and given them their own areas to put files and web pages as well as allowed them to use it for their web sites for WoW (MySQL and PHP shit to track guild statistics and stuff).
     
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  6. doubledave

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    Anybody tried using http://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/? :p


    It looks like they're really cheap, especially if you have very little traffic and data stored on the hosting server.

    Plus if your traffic increases to a lot, it should still be cheaper than most web hosts.

    I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know about its reliability. Personally, I currently use Godaddy for $4 a month. Once my prepaid hosting is up on one of my domains, I'll try switching to nearlyfreespeech.net to see how they are.
     
  7. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    I'm looking at 1and1...and the basic package only runs 3.99 a month.

    It's either that, or hosting the content on an empty box at home as my ISP doesn't block port 80. Which way should I go?
     
  8. doubledave

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    I don't recommend hosting it yourself for several reasons.
    I've done it myself. (that's not a reason) :ugh:
    Its against the rules of most ISPs. (not a major reason) :gives:

    It consumes upload bandwidth (personally, I want all the upload bandwidth I can get, its expensive) :coolugh:

    You have to keep your computer and its web services running at all times (may not be a problem for you, but I like to install stuff and reboot, which would cause downtime, not to mention the rise in the electric bills from having the computer on all the time.) :mb:

    You have to set up a domain name with a service such as www.dyndns.com that changes the IP assigned to you domain each time your ISP changes you IP address. When it changes, it takes a few minutes before the domain name is updated, at which time your web page is down. Or you would have to pay your ISP for a static IP address to prevent that. :redxd:
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    asmallorange.com

    dreamhost sucks
     
  10. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    we don't have a forum dedicated to web sites.
     
  11. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Yeah...but that subforum sucks.
     
  12. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    I'm liking the way asmallorange looks. Do you have any experience with them?

    On that note...would 3GB of bandwidth be too little? Like I said, I plan on throwing up Wordpress or something similar...and it will not be hit very often...if at all.
     
  13. GoChris

    GoChris 11 seconds

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    www.webhostingpad.com/411.html

    run by the company that OWNS the datacenter, so no reseller bullshit (buddy used to work for the parent company, so I know that's legit). cheap and shitloads of space, b/w etc. I used them, costs me like $4 a month or something.
     
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    That place would make me nervous if I expected very much traffic (or planned on using much disk pace). They state you have "UNLIMITED*" disk space and bandwidth but you must read the TOS to see what the asterisk means:
    Other than that little detail it looks to be a good place.
     
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    godaddy is pretty cheap, plus if u register your domain there you'll get extra discounts too i believe
     

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