Web Hosting

kiwi

The Original Kiwi
#1
Anyone have any good companies they'd recommend? I'm paying 10 bucks a month and have good service and such, it's just more then I need for a website that's more just sitting then actually being used right now. I wouldn't mind a good service for 5 a month if anyone knows of one.
 

Blueyes

Registered Member
#3
I just use my friends web hosting, this way I have his personal number when something go awry and bitch at him lol

but 10/mo? that's a ripoff.

I don't like godaddy for anything. A lot of people use bluehost and they have coupons all over the place for discounts and free months of service.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
#6
But in order to do that you'd have to know how to set up your PC as a server and leave your computer on 24/7.
 

raddmadd

Registered Member
#8
But in order to do that you'd have to know how to set up your PC as a server and leave your computer on 24/7.
Computers are made to be left on 24/7, plus setting up a server is easy.

For small static web pages, where someone doesn't have an extra computer and/or connection laying around, I suggest a cheap web host.

For large dynamic websites (or maybe even large static web sites) I suggest hosting it yourself, if you've got an extra computer laying around (You don't even have to have an extra one, but ehh..)

I'm sure there are easy-to-setup server software packages for Linux, as for Windows, WAMP is nice.
 

Mirage

Administrator
Staff member
V.I.P.
#9
The closest I ever recommend to hosting your own is renting a dedicated server.

Unless you want to pay $500-$1,000 a month then shared hosting is the way to go. ;)