I have a website for a friend that Ive made and keep updated. we have just decided to get a paid site, we have been using a free geocities site atm. I don't know html, so I end up making the site on frontpage, saving the HTML's and then uploading them to geocities. If I were to get a paid site, will I be able to figure it out still, with my low skills?
Also, Im not too sure what I should look for in a place when I look for a place to buy the site from. He doesnt want to pay anymore then $15 a month or $130 a year. Also, its for a car club, so Im hoping I can add TONS of pictures, and maybe a couple small video's with out running out of bandwith. Anyone know of any good places I should look into?
Any other suggestions is appritiated, thanks
Basically the only difference you'll find when uploading your site is the method in which it's done through Geocities and a real host. Geocities is all web-based, meaning you click "Browse" select your file, and the hit "Upload." With a real host you'd be using an FTP client. This is just software that connects to the server and lets you drag and drop your files right over. Easy stuff - you should have no problem.
To get him started, pick up a domain from godaddy.com (I think they're running a special), and then have a look around for a host that suites your needs.
Cool thank you all for the info. Should be finding a real host within the next week, Can't wait to get started. I was wondering, Im thinking mainly about this plan,
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.. Since I'm new to this I don't know if maybe I need something that they dont have or if they have something that I don't want. Anyone happen to give me any advice on that? 50 gb a month, for only $10 sounds like a great deal to me, But Since I know so little Im just curious if maybe theres a reason why its so cheap, or if thats just normal. Thanks again for any advice
Originally posted by Blaykz I was wondering, Im thinking mainly about this plan,
With todays hosting market most plans are very similar. That plan looks like it should have everything you need (if you're a linux guy). I think you should be looking at a hosting company first and the plans second. Do a search for the company of the above mentioned plan. If you think the support and service is right for you then go for it.