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    Question Content Management for Dummies

    Howdy!
    I'm investigating quick and easy web hosts for our neighborhood web site. We don't need anything fancy, but the most important feature would be where (once I set up the site) simpletons like the board members can upload new documents, articles, contact info, etc.
    Kind of like a SharePoint site where you don't need a web master to make changes (I have better things to do...).

    Looking at deals like Go Daddy, but not sure if the above features are part of the Site Builder tools.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Something like Joomla or Wordpress would be easy to set this up with, most hosts offer auto-installers for both so it should be pretty quick to set up.
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    Seems like any CMS system should fit your needs fairly well. Drupal, Joomla and Mambo are all very easy to use.

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    I'll recommend Wordpress. Its great if use properly only as cms.

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    Wordpress or Joomla, both fit your requirements. Both of those scripts can be installed with just a few clicks if the host provides Fantastico De Luxe or Installatron. You will not require a Site Builder for this.

    Godaddy is known for domain registration and not for hosting. You should register your domain with them and then find a different company to host your website. Take a look at the Shared Hosting Offers section:
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    If you are looking for simple and easy, which I would be in that situation, I would definitely go with wordpress. It's free and you will be hard pressed to find a host that won't set it up for you. Even if you don't know how to administer a server without a control panel like cpanel, it doesn't matter if wordpress is already set up. That will allow you to take advantage of even cheaper shared hosting.

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    Don -

    To answer your question: Yes, it is possible to receive and share documents if you use online file folders and link the folder or subfolder(s) to web page.
    Last edited by Collabora; 09-30-2009 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighLayer View Post
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    Godaddy is known for domain registration and not for hosting.
    Do not assume what you do not know is unkown to others. GoDaddy was hosting web sites before they became a registrar. Today they host 3.5 million sites. Not known for hosting indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairways Don View Post
    Howdy!
    I'm investigating quick and easy web hosts for our neighborhood web site. We don't need anything fancy, but the most important feature would be where (once I set up the site) simpletons like the board members can upload new documents, articles, contact info, etc.
    Kind of like a SharePoint site where you don't need a web master to make changes (I have better things to do...).

    Looking at deals like Go Daddy, but not sure if the above features are part of the Site Builder tools.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
    It may not be a perfect fit, but consider Wordpress, it's truly becoming a fully functioning CMS in every way and with the boundless plugins it's great. I sometimes use it as if it weren't a blog platform.


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    Thanks everyone...
    Joomla and Wordpress seem to be available in the hosting plans I've been looking at, so I'll check it out. Fat Cow is wind-powered, but Go Daddy has Danica Patrick! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairways Don View Post
    Thanks everyone...
    Joomla and Wordpress seem to be available in the hosting plans I've been looking at, so I'll check it out. Fat Cow is wind-powered, but Go Daddy has Danica Patrick! :-D
    Be advised that both FatCow and GoDaddy require you to pay in advance (3 mo from GoDaddy, 1 year from FatCow) and it is always recommended to pay monthly first to try out the service before making any kind of long term commitment. FatCow is an unlimited host, which is usually not recommended. GoDaddy, at least with their more expensive plans, oversells hugely, so that could be a problem as well. Make sure the host you go with has cPanel, as this will help with moving in the future (cPanel has become the industry standard). GoDaddy has their own custom panel which may cause you problems down the road. Most if not all hosts will have both WordPress and Joomla, so that should not be a problem.

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    Fat Cow is wind-powered
    No fat cow is wind powered, and this one is no exception. They're offsetting their usage that isn't actually from renewable sources, by helping push a similar amount of energy from renewable sources into the grid. A good thing, but not really as benign to the environment as they'd like it to be seen. They're still very much reliant on coal burning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc View Post
    No fat cow is wind powered, and this one is no exception. They're offsetting their usage that isn't actually from renewable sources, by helping push a similar amount of energy from renewable sources into the grid. A good thing, but not really as benign to the environment as they'd like it to be seen. They're still very much reliant on coal burning.
    No that is not true. All those fat cows must be generating a lot of wind. Bio fuel as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Fairways Don View Post
    Howdy!
    I'm investigating quick and easy web hosts for our neighborhood web site. We don't need anything fancy, but the most important feature would be where (once I set up the site) simpletons like the board members can upload new documents, articles, contact info, etc.
    Kind of like a SharePoint site where you don't need a web master to make changes (I have better things to do...).

    Looking at deals like Go Daddy, but not sure if the above features are part of the Site Builder tools.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
    For a CMS (website building script ) I recommend mybb forum software. Its free and will provide you with all the features you wanted:

    http://mybboard.net/

    If you are a newbie you can install mybb using a tool called fantastico that comes with a web hosting control panel called cpanel. Its really easy to install it that way and takes just a few clicks. Make sure your webhost comes with fantastico.

    However I believe in providing people with alternatives so you can also try out most free CMS at www.opensourcecms.com

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    I find wiki hosting works well for diverse groups who want to share and publish information online. In fact some wiki farms offer free service if you don't mind ads injected into your pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairways Don View Post
    Thanks everyone...
    Joomla and Wordpress seem to be available in the hosting plans I've been looking at, so I'll check it out. Fat Cow is wind-powered, but Go Daddy has Danica Patrick! :-D
    Fairways Don, sounds like to me your used to sharepoint and just want a solution you could use on a shared MS Exchange plan for collaboration and allow for your users to upload docs and collaborate via email too, or will Wordpress fit the bill?
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    I used wordpress for small sites
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    I agree, wordpress would be perfect for you. Most hosts offer this with their packages and plans. Be sure to get a cpanel based web host with fantastico!

    Best of luck!
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    I don't see Wordpress meeting his needs of group document sharing as sharepoint does. Can someone point out this feature of Wordpress?

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    Why not just get Sharepoint? If you like Godaddy, they probably offer it.. I prefer Linux and Open Source stuff as well, but, Sharepoint is straight forward, you can set it up in minutes and dont need to worry about scripts, permissions, upgrades, etc...

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