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  1. creative_one

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    Hi Everyone,
    would it be possible to create a photography website on a free host that doesn't have those forced ads & still look professional? = (lucindaphotography.live.com)
    how can i create a professional website to my abilities on a free website host?
    Any advice or ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are several good (& free) blog sites. You could use a blog as your site, it's becoming more common all the time.

    You can get great hosting for only a few dollars a month though.
     
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    You get what you pay for. So unless you know someone I don't, website hosting is going to cost you something in the end, even if it's just running a server from home and paying for the bandwidth (or for a connection to a Tier 1 provider; yikes!).

    Take into consideration the URL too. If it's a unique URL, then it will appear more professional. If it's just <wweeeee>.live.com, people will take you less seriously (and being completely honest, in my case I'd chuckle and dump the card because Microsoft is just...no...they shouldn't be hosting photographers).
     
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    I didn't look much into it, you might need to have your own domain, but even with that, it's less than $10/yr.

    I'm currently paying for a business account at inMotion, and am very happy with them. They also have some super-cheap plans if you're willing to pay a little.

    The problem is designing the site. I programmed my whole site (aside from the flash galleries) by hand in a text html editor, which I find to be great fun, but you may not think so. In that case, I don't have a lot I can tell you...

    BTW, musicale is right. You get what you pay for! I signed up for 1and1 years ago because it was cheap, and am just waiting for their credit collection agency to call because of a "billing error" now that I cancelled :er: My new host costs more, but is very helpful and professional.
     
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    That was just an example muscicalCA.
    Thanks for your input :)
     
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