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Old 09-26-2007, 06:25 AM   #1
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I know nothing about this area...never had to utilize them before. Couple of questions:

1. Which ones are solid?

2. Am I most likely going to have to pay for monthly hosting?

3. How do you compare? I don't understand what the difference in gb means or bandwidth

4. Will a free host be sufficient for an affiliate blog site?

Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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I strongly encourage paying for hosting. Even if it's only a little ($5-$20/month). If it's free they are making their money somewhere (most likely running adds on your site).

Look at stability and a knowledgable tech team not features. You need webspace, probably a building tool unless you have Dreamweaver or know what you're doing, email so you can run email under your domain. Most of the features that hosts tout you won't use. Focus on stability and the service. Providing hosting is easy so there's a ton of folks who do it, many do it very poorly.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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I strongly encourage paying for hosting. Even if it's only a little ($5-$20/month). If it's free they are making their money somewhere (most likely running adds on your site).

Look at stability and a knowledgable tech team not features. You need webspace, probably a building tool unless you have Dreamweaver or know what you're doing, email so you can run email under your domain. Most of the features that hosts tout you won't use. Focus on stability and the service. Providing hosting is easy so there's a ton of folks who do it, many do it very poorly.
Any specific suggestions? Thanks for the info, bro. I figured on paying around $20.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Re: Web Hosts

Randy,

I'm using typepad like a lot of the other affiliates. It took me a little bit to figure out exactly how to navigate the system, but it is really easy once you figure it out. I also use fuse mail for my email. I've only been with them for about a month, so I can't give you a great review. I used their domain name service also so that threw me for a loop when I had to configure the DNS links and all of that stuff. So far, their support team has been quick to answer and help me set up the account. It's about $5 a month.

Roger seems to know way more than I do about this subject though.

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Old 09-26-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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I can help you out with advice and/or hosting. Send me a PM or email me.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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I can help you out with advice and/or hosting. Send me a PM or email me.
Thanks. I might take you up on that.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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You man also want to check out http://www.1and1.com/ WFS. Good prices and reliable servers.
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I don't have any specific recommendations because I haven't looked at shared hosting stuff in a long time. I deal with dedicated servers and server farms.
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I don't have any specific recommendations because I haven't looked at shared hosting stuff in a long time. I deal with dedicated servers and server farms.
What are those and why are they better?
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:09 AM   #10
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More money than you need to pay, Randy.

Why don't you tell us a little about what your needs are? That would better guide a recommendation.
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