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Any help would be appreciated
I would like to start up a few forum website, for things I like to discuss
I have sold product on ebay for about 8 years and so somewhat savy but as you know it does not take much to sell on ebay.
Here is what I am looking for
1. Low Cost, Both hosting and forum(possibly phpbb)don't want to spend alot at first. I may be doing a few and want to keep the costs low. Ie free forum and under maybe $10 mo for hosting.
2. I want to be able to focus mainly on the forum and probably have a few additional content pages for links, contact etc.
3. I want control, to be able to ad google ads and commercial ads if needed later.
4. Support, with my knowledge...need good support.
5. Domain name- I am assuming I can target my domain name to the host(if I am saying that right)
Thanks so much
Welcome to WHT!
Your budget seems reasonable and you seem to have a good understanding of what you want to do.
If your forums eventually take off then you may want to upgrade your plan but $10 dollars will start you off on a good foot.
Do some searching around WHT as well as on hostsearch.com to find a host that meets your needs.
Once you find a host they will provide you with nameservers that you will need to set your domain name to.
You will not have problems to find a good hosting service with the requirements you specified. Try to do a search here at the forum, when you find some hosting services that seem reliable, try to contact them with a few questions just to see how fast they answer, good support is very important.
The following have a chat applet, are "forum capable", and are "Mblog capable" and are under $10/mo. The info might be a little stale, but it should provide you with some good leads.
They are listed as follows:
Plan Name, Company Name, Price/Mo, Data Storage, Data Transfer, # of Emails, OS.
WebHelps Freebie Package, WhatHelps? Inc., $1.00, 10 MB, 1 GB, 1, Windows
Splash! 100, Splash! Web Hosting, $1.50, 100 MB, 10 GB, 10, Linux
BRONZE 1000PP, 1ForAllHosting.com, $1.67, 1 GB, 10 GB, 50, Linux
Basic Hosting, Infra Internet Services Ltd, $1.80, 250 MB, 25 GB, 10, Linux
Basic Hosting, APC Hosting, $1.95, 20 MB, 1 GB, Unlimited, Linux
SILVER 2000PP, 1ForAllHosting.com, $2.49, 2 GB, 30 GB, 200, Linux
Personal Hosting, Extreme Web Technologies, $2.50, 25 MB, 500 MB, Linux
personalValue, B3 Hosting Ltd, $2.50, 250 MB, 5 GB, 50, Linux
Basic Plan, Whatahosting.com, $2.50, 1.024 GB, 10 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Silver Plan, Elite Hosting Service, $3.30, 100 MB, 1.5 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Basic Hosting, Extreme Web Technologies, $3.33, 50 MB, 1 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Mini, eVerity Web Svcs, $3.33, 50 MB, 4 GB, 25, Linux
HHS Plan 1, HelloHost, $3.33, 500 MB, 2 GB, 5, Linux
Enhanced Hosting, APC Hosting, $3.95, 100 MB, 5 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Windows Personal, GBE Hosting, $4.15, 200 MB, 5 GB, Unlimited, Windows
Linux Personal, GBE Hosting, $4.15, 200 MB, 5 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Basic, eVerity Web Svcs, $4.16, 250 MB, 20 GB, 100, Linux
Alpha Plan, NukeHost.biz, $4.16, 250 MB, 2 GB, Unlimited, Windows
standard 2, blindSERVER, $4.16, 200 MB, 10 GB, 1, Linux
GOLD 5000PP, 1ForAllHosting.com, $4.24, 5 GB, 60 GB, 1000, Linux
Unix Starter, Mediumcube Advanced Hosting Applications, $4.98, 150 MB, 3 GB, 5, Unix
SiteGround, SiteGround, $5.00, 1 GB, 100 GB, 1000, Linux
Professional, eVerity Web Svcs, $5.83, 2 GB, 50 GB, 500, Linux
Gold Plan, Elite Hosting Service, $6.63, 250 MB, 3.75 GB, Unlimited, Linux
HHS Plan 4, HelloHost, $6.67, 750 MB, 5 GB, 15, Linux
Bronze, Lighthouse Technologies, $6.95, 50 MB, 1 GB, 5, Linux
Standard Hosting, APC Hosting, $6.95, 500 MB, 20 GB, Unlimited, Linux
S-H100, ToeHosting, $7.19, 3 GB, 40 GB, 9999, Linux
Plus Plan, SPECIAL DIGITAL ZONES, $8.08, 2 GB, 45 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Linux Silver, GBE Hosting, $8.30, 400 MB, 10 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Enterprise Hosting, Extreme Web Technologies, $8.33, 400 MB, 8 GB, Unlimited, Linux
Enterprise, eVerity Web Svcs, $8.33, 6 GB, 120 GB, Unlimited, Linux,
HHS Plan 3, HelloHost, $8.33, 500 MB, 10 GB, 10, Linux
HHS Plan 5, HelloHost, $9.17, 750 MB, 10 GB, 15, Linux
Thanks everybody, I appreciate that
How much space do you need? Are you going to use any special software to sell through ebay? like a gallery script or anything similar? if yes, which one?
I would think not much. This will be a seperate venture from ebay. I want to do a forum only.
Do you know of any hosting services that do not want payment for the entire year up front?
There are manny per month payment hosting services, do a search here at webhostingtalk or at google im sure you will find one that suit your needs.
We can´t advertise any webhosting here, only one we have experienced, hope that our post help you to find what you are looking for.
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You'll get a better price however in most of you pay for 1 year upfront, but many does allow you to pay monthly.