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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ELITE1LAWN, Mar 28, 2007.


    ELITE1LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Where Are Some Good Places To Start A Website I Am Pretty Good With Computers So I Could Prob Design My Own Just Need A Good Place To Set It Up
  2. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT use www.hostdepartment.com. They were cheap but I defintetely got what I paid for. ZERO telephone help and their website is down 50% of the time. And of course it was down all day the day after I sent out my mass mailings. Makes you look real professional when customers see the 404 Not found error :rolleyes:

    Bottom line you get what ya pay for. I'd recommend www.register.com. Friendly, competent, no down time. Not terribly expensive either. I'm going to switch to them next year.
  3. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Hosting, I would go with hostgator they have tutorials for their hosting, domain - namecheap or godaddy,
  4. sclk0907

    sclk0907 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    register.com is who I use and I haven't had a problem yet. Very friendly and reliable.
  5. Bill S

    Bill S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Yahoo site builder is easy to use, easy to make changes, easy to update.

    Good luck
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Many years ago I said those very same words :laugh:
    ohhh the memories...

    All in all thou, you really are better off if you DIY, that much I am convinced of, the only thing is, well, the curve tends to be a bit long and steep at times :laugh: It's almost a bit like, well, did you ever think being an Lco would be easy and so you got into this business, remember the first 3-4 months? I think websiting is a bit like that, still you're way better off DIY, that much I promise.

    Seriously thou, I agree Yahoo has some great tools, also it's really not too awful bad but it does take time, be prepared and you'll be fine.
  7. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    A few items about Yahoo,

    If you ever want to move a domain it is a nightmare going thru Yahoo and Melbourne IT their domain register.

    If all you want to do is host one domain it is easy since for 10 bucks you get hosting and site builder together.

    If you ever want to host more than one website, you can host many websites for only 10 to 15 bucks at many hosting companies, Yahoo 10 bucks a site.

    So yahoo isn't the best value or even a good value. But if you are only doing one site it is easy and doesn't cost that much.
  8. jagan

    jagan LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 0

    Hostgator and GoDaddy are also fine!

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