Website Hosting

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Deererunner, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Deererunner

    Deererunner LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 319

    What website hosting site do you use and how do you like it?
     
  2. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,381

    I use GoDaddy. It started off good, but my designer keeps having trouble uploading my site onto my computer into DreamWeaver. He said 95% of the time GoDaddy is a great and affordable site for hosting, but the other 5% of the time is a nightmare.
     
  3. Deererunner

    Deererunner LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 319

    Thanks! I have been leaning towards using Go Daddy, I already know how I want the site to look and the lay out. Do I have to use one of their templates or do they have blanks that you can add your stuff on to?
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Nope.

    You can use front page or dream weaver and do what ever you want to make the site looking the way you want it to look..
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  5. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,381

    Exactly. I started building on my own, but realized that I had no idea what to do. I hired a professional designer and it looks great and I didn't have to struggle with it for hours and hours to make it look good!
     
  6. mach1webdesign

    mach1webdesign LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I would recommend dreamhost or hostgator. I've had bad experiences with godaddy and 1and1.
     
  7. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Just Host is very good for me, very reliable, and not to expansive.
     
  8. mach1webdesign

    mach1webdesign LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Keep in mind that any hosting that costs less than $25 a month is "shared hosting". This means there will be several hundred other websites residing on the same server as yours. This helps keep costs down but depending on how much resources the other websites need and how much traffic they draw, it can start slowing your site down or start creating downtime. The cheaper web hosts typically pack more than 1,000 sites on a single server and offer them all "unlimited" bandwidth and disk space. This is what creates problems.

    Some of the higher quality hosts that have been mentioned here keep a closer eye on their servers and don't overload the servers quite as much as the cheap guys. This results in more uptime and faster page load times when your customer loads your website. It's very hard to judge who is good and who is bad so you have to pretty much rely on word of mouth but most people don't understand this and just go with the cheapest provider.
     
  9. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    I currently have Bravenet as my hosting service! I absolutly love it! I have my domain name and hosting through them as well. They have unlimited FTP accounts which means you can easily transfer files from your computer to you hosting service and vice versa. Very Simple to use! They also allow you to have email accounts under your domain name included in the price. I have been using them for over 5 years and they have NEVER had my site down or run out of bandwidth! They have a monthly bandwidth limit of 600 gb which you will probably come nowhere near. They watch the bandwidth levels pretty well. They allow 30 gb of disc space. The hosting costs under 10 bucks a month and the domain name is under 9 dollars a year.

    To see all the features, go here: http://www.bravenet.com/global/hosting_matrix.php#backups
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    I use intuit and like em a lot. They call me monthly and make sure i have everything i need. They are very helpful.
     

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