View Full Version : Please help a newbie for the web!
12-08-2003, 09:48 AM
I am a designer that has not ever dealt with web design/html/java before. I have recently made a flash website, but i wouldnt know the first thing about publishing. How do I go about registering a .com address (where is the best server) and how much will it cost me?
thanks 2 all
12-08-2003, 11:10 AM
I used www.uk2.net for my domain and www.web-mania.com for my hosting but it's all speculative. Find a host that supplies domain names as well is your best bet. But first sit down and decide how much space you need, how much bandwidht you are likely to use, do you need SQL, and so on.
12-08-2003, 11:51 AM
I recommend you speak to one of our Mods , Cyanide. I just added a few domains thru his business and it was relatively quick & painless. :-)
FX Studios - http://www.fxstudios.net
(do I score a Xmas card for that referral Cyanide?) ;-)
12-08-2003, 02:46 PM
I use Go-Total Hosting.
Excellent account interface and rates.
Special on domain name registration:
at Total-Impact (http://www.total-impact.com/index.php?referrerid=711)
12-20-2003, 08:12 PM
take a look at http://readyhosting.com
they do everything i use them myself and i don't own them!
12-21-2003, 07:42 AM
As Carbonize said work out what you need and how much you are willing to spend first.
For a large project where I needed a dedicated server I used hostway (www.hostway.com) and they gave me great support and facilities but it wasn't cheap. For a couple of cheap and cheerful sites I've used easyspace.co.uk and they are cheap and very reliable service (0 downtime in over 3 years) but you need to know what you are doing as their support is basically nil.
I would say you should research and then shortlist 2 or 3 and then post your options in here and see if anyone has had any problems with them.
12-23-2003, 06:18 PM
I am using ipowerweb.com
It is dirt cheap, has great features and awesome tech support.
I registered my domain with namecheap.com
12-23-2003, 06:32 PM
If it doesn't matter where that server resides then there are quite a few good ones out there. I use www.FatCow.com which is an Apache Server with mySQL support. You will find that this is very common type of setup out there.
If you are going to be shipping products, and your customer base is more or less going to be regional..then it would make since to go with a service that is at least on the same Continent. Our customers are more US based (shipping can be horrendous) and it would make no sense to go with a good service over in Asia or Europe.
You will pretty much find that service fees start around $10 (dirt cheap) and on up. It will depend on the amount of server space and bandwidth you will need.
Cheaper is not always better, unless you just need to get up and going to get you feet wet...then it is not a problem.
A lot of these really cheap places are re-selling server space running off of a single IP address (anywhere from upwards to 1000 sites). Avoid this type of setup if you can....all of those sites share the same bandwidth and if they all get busy your site will appear to come to a stand still.
12-27-2003, 10:08 AM
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