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Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by foxrose3, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. foxrose3

    foxrose3 TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    I am just starting a home photography business and looking on the web for a website host.

    Who have you used, and are you pleased. Need some places to start. Thanks.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you have your site ready? Are you looking for a host?

    -Pete
     
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    fatcow.com has been good for my needs.
     
  4. Big Mike

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

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    I switched hosts last year....and after asking around, I went with HostGator.com.
    I have been very pleased with that choice and I highly recommend them.
     
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    I use photobiz. Love it.
     
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    I use Elinkworld.com Never had any problems always quick to respond to my needs.
     
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    I use Site5 and it is solid, I can only recall one problem in the past five or six years and that was my husband's fault ;-)

    I think you can also use Google to host now, but I'm not sure what that takes or how versatile that it.
     
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    I'm a website designer and I use godaddy for everything! I love them - great tech support - tons of space - and cheap!!

    If you need a website - http://www.bludomain.com/ does GREAT websites for photographers - and they have $100 templates (honestly, as a webdesigner there is no way to compete with them on flash template prices so I have no prob giving that out haha) and they offer hosting with it.
     
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    chemqueen TPF Noob!

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    Godady is okay unless you want to use ssh - they don't allow it. Means you have to use their upload tool or configure your own. I prefer ssh, so I don't use godaddy.
     
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    I used Bluehost.com for years. They're excellent and have been around for a long time, which for me gives me more confidence that they're not just going to vanish into thin air one day (as a previous host actually did do). I'm using Hostrocket.com now, which I like for the most part. I'm with them because they have a feature set that bluehost didn't offer.
     
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    I have a hosted blog with Wordpress and Blue Host & it was a snap to get it up & running (migrated from a wordpress.com (free) blog to the hosted option).

    If you want to get your feet wet, without incurring a ton of expenses, you might want to try a free blog first (Wordpress.com, Blogspot, etc.) & then move from there. I think it depends on how much experience you have with websites.
     
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    Having a host just costs quite a lot. SmugMug is cheaper.
     

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