Question??

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ETM, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 515

    We had an old customer design our website. Now he will not make any changes claming he is to busy.All of the files are on his computer. We can't see what if any amount of traffic we are reciving or make changes. Yes we own the domain name.What we would like to do now is copy our content on word and start over.We like the templet from gopher and would just like to know do we need hosting or build it ourselves. Godaddy said we could not bring in our own templet and we don't like any of theirs so what do you suggest.We are clueless. Any help would be greatly appriciated.



    Thanks
     
  2. qwerty

    qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Where is the website currently hosted? I see the domain servers are:
    NS11.P4HOST.COM
    NS12.P4HOST.COM
    If you plan to rebuild the site with another template than it doesn't matter what files are on your customer's computer. As far as Godaddy not allowing you to use templates, I think there is a little miscommunication going on since you ask, "do we need hosting or build it ourselves?"

    Hosting is simply a server for you to place your website files. It has nothing to do with designing a site for you. Hosting is irrespective of who designs a site.

    Now, programs such as Website Tonight and the like are templated webdesign suites that translate your graphic site designs into coded files that still require hosting. Therefore, you cannot use other templates and Website Tonight as the program doesn't allow for it.

    It would take a little clarification before you can get any answers.
     
  3. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 515

    I have no idea.The guy that made the site is hosting it also. What I want to do is basicly get him to pull the site down and we will get the hosting ourselves. But he has all the files.I guess we just need to start over.
     
  4. qwerty

    qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    If you're going to rebuild it anyway, just ask your customer to take it down while you find another host. You don't have to wait for him to remove the site, but you will have to tell your new host what you are doing and have them transfer the domain.

    Once you decide who is going to host your site (Godaddy or 1 and 1 or anybody else) you can either use their template programs (Website Tonight or Website Builder) or use your own programs such as MS Frontpage or Dreamweaver to design your site.

    After you design your site, you will have to upload those files to your host server, and go from there. I hope I am answering your original question(s).
     
  5. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Yeh. If you are just going to do a total overhaul, sign up for a new host and just have the domain transferred. If you want the files for whatever reason and can get the access info for admin login, just download something like Filezilla and connect to your site via FTP and download everything on your own computer.

    Check out Joomla as a builder also. I just finished mine (my third website revision) and I loved using it as an alternative to doing it by hand!
     
  6. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 515

    alright.The guy that did our site said he would put it on a disk and send it to us. What is a good host to start with.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 515

    Hey we used yahoo site builder and built it in a day. We had no expereance very easy to use. So I would like your feed back when we get it up.
    Thanks for all your help
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    i used Sitebuilder for my site too. very user-friendly! and simple to use and update and everything else.
     
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    I use godaddy. I design/upload/modify ..send me a pm ...for a fee I can do anything.
     
  10. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 515

    We got it up yesterday but thanks anyway. Let us know what you think.
     

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