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What would someone do if they wanted to setup a webpage ect.
I have a guy who's designing it for me, but I guess I need a host right?
Where do I go? How much space? How much money?

Can someone give me the detailed steps? ect ect

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Find a host. I and a bunch of people of VWVortex are using Artery Planet using their Linux plans (UL2, UL3)

They'll send you your account info in an email including DNS Server info.

Register a Domain Name and use the DNS Server info from the email to get it to point to your host.

Give it 2-3 days and it's ready.

After that upload all the files making sure the main file is named index.html/htm
 

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First figure out what you need.

To be answered by your web developer:
Is your content static html? PHP-based?
Will you need the ability to run .cgi?
Will you need access to a database server?
Are you locked into any brand of web server?

To be answered by you:
How do you want your email handled?
How much traffic do you expect to generate?
How much help do you need?

All that being said, I use Dreamhost ($10/mo). They provide all the features I want (.cgi/mySQL/generous bandwidth). With plenty of automated features, so I never have to call or email them.

I hate to pan anyone, but I would avoid my old provider, Thinkhost. Too many small problems finally lead to give up on them.
 

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What kind of internet connection do you have? If you have DSL and a static IP then you can host it your self. But not if you expect a lot of traffic. This is probably the cheapest way to go since you're already paying for the internet connection, unless of course you can find free web hosting (which I have seen before but there are usually strings attached).

Hosting it yourself pros:
1. Cheapest way to go
2. You're in total control (and I mean total)

Hosting it yourself cons:
1. Limited by the bandwidth of your internet connection
2. Most ISP's don't want you hosting your own server (even though I do anyway; have for the last 3 years)
3. Your computer must be up 24/7 (not really a con for me but some ppl might have a problem with this).
 

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Well, it's actually for a friend.
He's like a BMW M specialist, adding superchargers modifying ect.
Basically, he just wants a website, nothing major showing some of his work, pricing ect.
I can't imagine more than 50pics or so.
Is it as easy as buying the domain name, example www.example.com, and just having your email [email protected]?

So what should I do next after buying the domain name, we checked and it's available, do I have to get the host afterwords?
Any websites?


Ganesha said:
First figure out what you need.

To be answered by your web developer:
Is your content static html? PHP-based?
Will you need the ability to run .cgi?
Will you need access to a database server?
Are you locked into any brand of web server?

To be answered by you:
How do you want your email handled?
How much traffic do you expect to generate?
How much help do you need?

All that being said, I use Dreamhost ($10/mo). They provide all the features I want (.cgi/mySQL/generous bandwidth). With plenty of automated features, so I never have to call or email them.

I hate to pan anyone, but I would avoid my old provider, Thinkhost. Too many small problems finally lead to give up on them.
 

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How much space is relevent to the amout of content you have. How much bandwitdh is relevent to the size of your site times the amount of visitors. 100mb/2 gigs a month is more then enough.

My site and some of my clients are on www.hostmatix.com. Great prices, good service, excellent up-time.

You can also check out www.1and1.com and (especially :drink: ) www.mbshost.com.

You wil need to buy a domain if you have not already done so.
 
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