OT: Advice on Web-site Hosting

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by dragonfly, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Guest

    Need advice and/or recommendations on web-site/domain name hosting.
    My spouse is interested in MSN's bCentral starter package. From site
    info the support is for Front Page/Publisher. I'm pretty much an
    Adobe/Macromedia user - graphics, layout - so I would be using either
    GoLive or Dreamweaver when I begin to do a website if I were to think
    about starting/doing a website for my future needs i.e. small business

    WOuld appreciate comments good/bad experiences with MSN website
    hosting plans, recommendations/tips to look for/be aware of,
    webhosting sites that would more suitable for me to look into.

    Thank you.
    dragonfly, Dec 19, 2003
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    stupid_idiot Guest

    this is way ot for the ng....but, all I can say is do not start off with any Microsoft solution. I
    host all my sites with interland and would only give them 3 stars.....It really depends on what you
    need your site to do....but, I got started hosting my site with Geocities and it was quite helpful.
    I would highly recommend them for your first year or so until you figure out what you need your site
    to do. Also, if you go down the Frontpage road....you will have problems and your site will look
    like crap as a beginner. I would recommend www.netobjects.com .

    stupid_idiot, Dec 19, 2003
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  3. On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:14:05 GMT,
    Yeah, OT, but thanks for indicating that in your subject.
    If you want the scoop on a given host, try searching at google, click
    the groups tab, and use terms such as: msn hosting problem. Look into
    the alt.www.webmaster newsgroup for years of similar Qs and As. You
    can read past articles at google groups.
    The same goes for domain names. Many pros will recommend that you use
    a separate name registrar from your site host, so you can move from
    host to host as needed, with fewer complications, as hosts can come
    and go, or service may degrade.
    Don't rely on your host for site building help. Many hosts offer "FP
    extensions support", which I guess are scripts and shopping carts,
    etc. specifically for use with FP. That means you can use FP exts. on
    their servers, not that they will necessarily be of help in
    inplementing them.
    I think you are on the right track with using DW or GL. I recommend
    DW, because of the huge user/support community, including
    You don't need to be a DW user to use that excellent resource.
    But the choice between two pro tools is mainly subjective, and you
    will need to learn html from the ground up to make anything beyond
    fairly basic stuff. So avoid over-relience on WYSIWYG.
    see also:
    alt.html.critique (take with grain of salt here, but at least you will
    learn the hot issues, and helpful folks for the most part)
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/ --a good starting point
    Shank Williams, Dec 20, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:14:05 GMT,
    Shank gives you good advice but I'd just like to say go with DW, don't
    use Frontpage as it's too MS specific and find an independent host.
    For domain names, try GoDaddy, they're usually cheapest there
    Hecate, Dec 20, 2003
  5. I think they are not relavent. The tools with the host site is almost
    useless if you want to design a good site.

    Tony G. Smith
    Vizros - Realistic 3D page curl plug-ins and more
    Demo at http://www.vizros.com/gallery.html
    Vizros Plug-ins, Dec 20, 2003
  6. i use directnic.com, have few problems and good quick technical support


    Russell Davies, Dec 20, 2003
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    //snkhan Guest

    //snkhan, Dec 28, 2003
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    Roy Petersen Guest

    Which is not always a good indicator of quality. Price shouldn't be
    the only factor in your decision. Try visiting hosting forums like
    HostHideout or WHT. Lots of offers, revues and warnings...
    Roy Petersen, Dec 28, 2003
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