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Old 12-19-2003, 11:10 AM
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Paradise Landscapes Paradise Landscapes is offline
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webites and servers

When Owning a website,
1) Do you need a server?
2) What companies are good to choose from?
3) Any other Ideas?

Any input is greatly appreciated as always fellas.

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Old 12-21-2003, 10:12 AM
Turboguy Turboguy is offline
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Hi Paradise,

In this big world, I see we are almost neighbors. Here are my thoughts. You need a web hosting company. It is possible to hook to the internet and host it yourself. You really don't want to do that. There are tons of good hosting companies.

I would recommend as the best place at the moment to get a domain name. I would rate them average for hosting. The hosting company that seems pretty good to me at the moment is I would give them 4 and a half stars. The latest one I picked to host a site is I took their $9.95 a month speical because I need really good database capabilities on that site. The other hosting companies a use, (valueweb,reliant,spunkyworld) are all fine. Most companies that host websites are pretty reliable. I would stay away from a company who is just starting up. It is nice to try and get some comments on how good the customer service is. I sort of like ones with a discussion forum and you can read the comments there and see how fast they help thier customers.
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:01 PM
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domain parking

I have for my domain parking. I'll host it with a friend.
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:22 PM
Turboguy Turboguy is offline
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There was a time when thinking about Network Solutions made me cringe. They were origionally the only game in town and when you have a monopoly you get very bureaucratic. They were as bad as you could get. Competion and a few law suits has made them a little more honest and almost human to work with. They are ok now. Of course they are also three times more expensive than others who do the same thing a lot more conviniently.

I still have at least 3 domains with them but would like to switch them someday just because.
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Old 12-24-2003, 01:44 PM
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I use tripod. Its like 8.95 a month includes domain name hosting email addresses lots of space and they are front page enabled. I have had pretty good luck with them so far.
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