I am sure you get these often but I am going to have to ask if someone......anyone...can please help me figure out which webhost service is the best. I have done nothing but research for days and everytime I think one looks sorta decent, I hear something terrible. The ones that seem to be most recommended like ipowerweb and ****** turn me off. I'm starting an information site and need ecommerce ability. I am not up on the technical aspects of building a site so I need a site-builder, but I don't want one that looks like crap either!
If someone could help me I would so appreciate it!
Don't worry if you don't know much about the technical side of things--that's what we're here for.
I'm currently with http://hostnexus.com . They've been great so far, and have a forum if you need help with anything.
For your site, I would suggest hiring someone to work with you. If price isn't an issue, having someone to make your site will result in something MUCH nicer than one you make yourself. There's a forum here [towards the bottom] where you can post a request or look around for people to work with.
Just an FYI note--
Don't buy more than you need. A small hosting plan may be fine, and you can upgrade as needed.
It doesn't sound like the site would be too graphically heavy.
Most hosts provide a shopping cart system that would work fine for your book sales.
I would consider that your resources needs would be reasonably low when you are doing your host search. Better to pay for what you need within your price range as opposed to going to the lowest offer with the most resources.
Any suggestions? I've looked at so many my eyes are crossing. Good point about spending the money on quality vs resources I don't need. Does anyone have an idea as far as how much space I should be looking for? and bandwidth?
Although I'm a writer...math is hardly my specialty.
My online store uses CubeCart (www.cubecart.com), and on average we use about 700-1000MB bandwidth/month, and last time i checked used about 100mb of disk space, so just about any host you go with will offer this for a few dollars a month.
█ Rob G.
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