Setting up a Webpage for Gunrelated materials


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45R
May 6, 2004, 01:01 PM
I'm a newbie to this but how does one set up their own website for gun related materials.

Who would you recommend to host.

Here is my criteria
Reliable
Cost, Setup fees to a minimum
Tech support for newbie.

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Nathanael_Greene
May 6, 2004, 02:40 PM
I have no direct experience with them, but I've good things about:
http://primesource-hosting.com/hosting.html

Their prices are $29.95, $49.95, or $69.96 a year. That's cheap.

10 Ring Tao
May 6, 2004, 03:58 PM
Unless you plan trying to benefit from this website, beyond an informational hobby site, NEVER pay for hosting.

Try tripod.com, that will give you a decent intro and tutorial plus a site builder to help you get off the ground.

Netfirms.com is also good, and also has a decent free package.

I don't know what kind of ISP you have, but chances are if you have a broadband connection your monthly service fees include some webhosting. With comcast I have 25 megs of space available to me, and I know many other providers offer something similar.

Bottom line, there is no need to pay for much of anything on the net these days. Especially if you're just dabling with a hobby.

10 Ring Tao
May 6, 2004, 04:03 PM
Their prices are $29.95, $49.95, or $69.96 a year. That's cheap.

For 29.95 you only get 1.5 gig of bandwidth per month, and 100 meg of space?
Those prices are TERRIBLE.

For example, Provide.net offers 18 (18 not 1.8!) gig of bandwidth per month and 450 meg of space for the same price. That price isn't even on the cheap end either.

If you really want to pay for webhosting and want to have your own domain, definitely shop around.

Dave Markowitz
May 6, 2004, 04:12 PM
If it's a personal, non-commercial site, most ISPs offer you a certain amount of space along with your Internet access account.

If you're looking for commercial space, I have a few domains hosted with Pair Networks (pair.com). Their prices are quite reasonable, IMO.

Monkeyleg
May 6, 2004, 06:56 PM
I had several sites hosted with Pair networks, and they do a very good job indeed. I switched to Dreamworxhosting.net because I needed some features that Pair didn't offer. Prices are comparable.

45R, it would help if you explained a bit more what it is you want to do. There's a wide range of prices for similar services, so it's hard to recommend anything more specific.

Kamicosmos
May 6, 2004, 07:22 PM
I'll toss out my typical Web Hosting answer, even though it doesn't apply here. :D

Host your own! I run a linux/apache server for my site. It's nice having the box right here!

That said, definately shop around. There are good deals out there to be had as far as space and bandwidth goes. Don't forget to look at access to your site, some of them are 'Email us your stuff' meaning they see and approve every bit of your site, but that delays getting stuff to your site, like gun pics for THR. :) And, watch out for the pop up ad sites. Nothing worse than having site vistors thinking YOU'RE running those pop ups!

ocabj
May 6, 2004, 07:38 PM
Hurricane Electric (http://www.he.net) is one of the most reputable colo / webhosting providers out there. Fast network links, great servers, excellent customer service, but a tad pricier than most. Based in San Jose.

I currently use Assorted Internet (http://www.assortedinternet.com). Paying half the price I paid at HE, but I've had no real problems with Assorted Internet. They have various tiers of plans, so it's pretty flexible.

There are tons of web host providers and most of them are resellers who bought tons of space and bandwidth from the bigger name colos and what not. Be sure you check with others about a webhosting company before you commit. Go with a company that's been around for a few years.

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