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Creating a website - suggestions for hosting/site creation?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Guys,

    I plan to put together a simple website for my biz this winter. Nice thing to do in the offseason. Can anyone suggest someone for hosting service - someone reputable with reasonable monthly hosting fees? Also, would like to be able to create my own site so have an all-in-one hosting/build would be a defintite plus.

    Thx
     
  2. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    I use go daddy's website tonight builder. I believe I pay $30 once per yr and then $5 a month and also have an email acct with my company's web address. I'll PM you my web sure url. I don't need a search for my website to come up with lawnsite posts.
    It's pretty basic as of now, once I get a little time I'm gonna do some more work with it and get it looking better.
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  3. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    Inuit is pretty reasonable. I recently switched to WordPress ( LOVE IT! ) highly recommend.
     
  4. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,832

    Intuit. You can build it yourself and its a piece of cake to build and maintain.
     
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Thanks guys I will look at each of these.
    I am not necessarily looking for the cheapest option out there.
    Main thing I want is reliable service and easy, straight forward options to create my own website. I would also like the site to be professional and not hoky looking, so good templates are a must.
     
  6. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    What do you think of mine DA?
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Your site is clear and easy to navigate. If you had pics in there it would be even better.
    Do you plan to take payments from your site?

    Did you use GoDaddy for it?
     
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    I have a good number of pictures, problem is that they are with my phone, it has an 8 mega pixel camera, but for w.e reason they're not as clear as I'd like. Next year I will certainly bring my 10 mega pixel digital camera with me when I do work.

    I have a business paypal acct, but I'm not sure if I will do payment via my site or not yet, no customers have mentioned it yet but we will see what next year yields.

    Yep, go daddy has a builder called website tonight that's what I used.
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