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Have domain, need host and site

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by tpirobert, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    I've got a domain name registered. Now I need to build a site and pick a host. Recomendations on programs to build my website and possible hosts. I'm stupid enough to try this with some help from the more experienced. Any thoughts. Thanks
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

  3. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
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  4. Strider

    Strider LawnSite Member
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  5. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Hey guys, thanks for all the info and links. I just signed up for an adult-ed welding class. Probably should have signed up for website development or Frontpage 101.
  6. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    I am "building" a web page now....

    A neighbor who does it full time told me to check poweredby.com...

    Anybody used this?

    $35 for the year! Is there a catch?
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    It's $39 a year and you have to place a small logo on your homepage.
  8. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    ok, $39 a year with a small logo that can be placed anywhere on the page...

    Is it such a bad deal? Is their something that you don't get from other hosting sources?

    Is there a catch?
  9. Strider

    Strider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 0

    I would be cautious, the old addage of "if it is too good to be true, it probably is" is more often than not, pretty accurate on the web. To start with, even if they have great contracts setup with someone for their transit, they would lose money if people even used half of what was allocated to them. They offer 6.5 Gigs of data transfer a month with their account. I doubt they are getting their lines any cheaper than $1.00 per Gig so after the first 6 months, if you use everything they allocate to you, they would start to lose money. And transit is only one expense to host your account. I am sure they are betting that most customers will not use the alloted bandwidth but if I was looking for a home for my business site, I wouldn't want to take the chance.

    Just my opinion though.
  10. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    Thanks for the input.

    What are some other hosting services not mentioned in this thread that are being used by Lawn and Landscape Co's?

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