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ThePuppyTurtleUser avatarPosts: 173Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am Gender: Tree

Post What Web hosting service do you recommend?

I want to start a new website for myself, It will be www.answersinscience.com . I would like you to recommend a free web hosing service. Please give me one that should be easy to set up, and easy to make look cool.
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:32 am
SquawkModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2011Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:25 pm Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

wordpress is a good place to start, though your site will have a title with wordpress in it
Pope Rat: "Exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus a reductive vision of a person and his destiny."

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Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:19 am
ThePuppyTurtleUser avatarPosts: 173Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Squawk wrote:wordpress is a good place to start, though your site will have a title with wordpress in it


I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:13 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

ThePuppyTurtle wrote:I want to start a new website for myself, It will be http://www.answersinscience.com . I would like you to recommend a free web hosing service. Please give me one that should be easy to set up, and easy to make look cool.


I don't think you'll find a free web-hosting service that allows custom URLs (as in, you will probably have to pay to use your own or suffer with a sub-domain). Web-hosting can be pretty cheap these days anyway. For example, with GoDaddy, you can purchase the domain (the address in your post) and using the code LINUX you can save 10%. If you were to use them for hosting as well, you can save an extra 20% with the code LINUX20 (thank you Linux Action Show!).

I've never used GoDaddy, but they seem pretty kosher. I use 1&1 for hosting, and I only spend about ,£60 a year, if that. To put that into perspective, that's about the cost of a good quality burger a month.

As for making it look cool, well, it depends entirely on what the website is for. If you want to be able to post articles and such, you want to look at Joomla or Wordpress (the software, not the websites); these allow you to put up a site practically in minutes. There are all manner of skins and such, but if you really want it to be distinctive, learn HTML and CSS, both really very simple to learn, and you can express your own visual flair. Or whatever.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:57 pm
ThePuppyTurtleUser avatarPosts: 173Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Wordpress is a Blogging site, I already have a bogspot, I'm wanting a web page of my own.
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:58 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

You didn't read my post properly, did you?

Wordpress is software you use to build a website, yes, it's a blogging platform, but you haven't said what kind of site you want to build so the safest, easiest bet was Joomla and Wordpress, both free. They are quite capable for most needs.

You don't need to use their website to use the software.

If you only want a single page, I'll write you one:

<!doctype html>
<head>
<title>Hot Lava Java</title>
</head>
<body>This is a webpage</body>
</html>



Done.
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:28 am
ThePuppyTurtleUser avatarPosts: 173Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Could I get one without a Download please?
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:06 am
Master_Ghost_KnightContributorUser avatarPosts: 2630Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pmLocation: Netherlands Gender: Male

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Don't forget the awsome web ressource:
http://www.w3schools.com/
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:44 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

ThePuppyTurtle wrote:Could I get one without a Download please?


Get one what? Webpage? I just wrote one in my last post; you can copy and paste into a file. Name it index.html and open it in your browser. Study it, edit it. Like I said, it's pretty easy to pick up.

You don't seem to know quite what you want, so I suggest you write down what your website will be for, what sort of content will fill it, how that content will be managed...
Perhaps if you had an example of a website that does the things you're looking for, that might make it easier.

I'm willing to help you, but you have to throw me a bone.

Master_Ghost_Knight wrote:Don't forget the awsome web ressource:
http://www.w3schools.com/


Yeppers, absolutely.
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:22 am
SquawkModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2011Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:25 pm Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Prole, I admire your web building skills, build me a webpage pls :D
Pope Rat: "Exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus a reductive vision of a person and his destiny."

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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:52 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

:lol:

I was leaving plenty (read: every) of options for ThePuppyTurtle to make his own decisions.

Anyhoots, here you go:



You might have to edit it a bit, no time to test. Enjoy!
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:31 pm
SquawkModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2011Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:25 pm Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

OMFG I just nearly fell off my chair!!!

That's the best laugh I've had for ages, fucking awesome. The colour of lol :D
Pope Rat: "Exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus a reductive vision of a person and his destiny."

Squawk response: "O Rly?"
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:37 pm
WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1167Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

I'm blind, I'm blind, you bastard!!!
Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:24 pm
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

If you want a site that you don't have to set up yourself and allows you to use a domain that you've bought you could try Squarespace... Talking of offer codes you could use twit10 (from http://www.twit.tv) if you want 20% off for the first 6 months
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:35 pm
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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

:D
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:30 pm
ThePuppyTurtleUser avatarPosts: 173Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Can I avoid coding?
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:53 pm
Master_Ghost_KnightContributorUser avatarPosts: 2630Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pmLocation: Netherlands Gender: Male

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

ThePuppyTurtle wrote:Can I avoid coding?


You can, but you either let programs do the coding for you or you got to do the coding yourself. Altough truth be told you would only stand to gain by learning to code for yourself as it not only provides an invaluable skill, but also because you might want to do stuff that doesn't come as standard in a website building software and you endout doing code by yourself anyways.
"I have an irrefutable argument for the existence of...." NO, STOP! You are already wrong!
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:59 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

ThePuppyTurtle wrote:Can I avoid coding?


Mate, you have to do one or the other, or both. The only way you can avoid the bulk of the coding is by using a platform like Wordpress (it has a wysiwyg interface I believe), but whatever way you want to do it, you'll have to at the very least understand what it is you're doing. HTML isn't much more difficult than BBcode you use on forums for formatting; the principle is the same.

It's your website, imagine how much more pride you'll feel when you can say you actually designed it.
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:56 pm
drentoPosts: 5Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:35 am

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

Nowadays a lot of those site hosting web systems offer a variety of features where you do not have to set up HTML or BBCODE by yourself anymore. When I started to do my blog on a private hosting site I did not do anything except for installing WordPress and that was a cinch. You should just go for it and try and not stopping before you even tried it. It is very easy to use and above all you do not need to program the website by yourself anymore.
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:52 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4994Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What Web hosting service do you recommend?

drento wrote:Nowadays a lot of those site hosting web systems offer a variety of features where you do not have to set up HTML or BBCODE by yourself anymore. When I started to do my blog on a private hosting site I did not do anything except for installing WordPress and that was a cinch. You should just go for it and try and not stopping before you even tried it. It is very easy to use and above all you do not need to program the website by yourself anymore.


Two things my friend:

1) He's already dismissed wordpress
2) He's already set up the site (using blogspot, lol)

Sorry :)
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