Calling URCHIN or anyone else who knows about website stuff?

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  1. Guest

    I'm trying to but a website name and it is avalable but me being a total bloody website technophobe haven't got much of a clue what I'm doing or need to do and what 'hosting' I need.

    Help? Please?! :oops:
     
  2. cassi

    cassi Well-Known Member

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    Pipex are good :)
     
  3. Guest

    These people? link??????

    This is the website I am using here to buy my domain name... just need the hosting thing.

    Sorry if I'm talking rubbish, I'm just soooooooo sonfused by website stuff and my little brother isnt in! :lol:
     
  4. babsi

    babsi Well-Known Member

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    My website www.mariaworld.net is on www.sagonet.com it isn't cheap though, it currently costs $200 a month to host it due to the high traffic.

    The one I can recommend that is cheaper is www.webhost4life.com, they are very good and cheap.

    I have been doing websites for nearly 6 years now and any questions ask.
     
  5. tracyM

    tracyM Well-Known Member

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    pricing for hosting with the same company you're getting the domain from is pretty competitive for the starter package - 100mb should be more than enough to get you started (approx 500 to 1000 pages). Getting the name and hosting from the same place makes it a bit easier to get up and running too if you're just starting.
     
  6. Guest

    Ah HA! I have found my friend on MSN who works in a domain hosting place (forgot) ... bingo... thanks though!! :D
     
  7. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    .......*runs into thread*...........


    Oh, you don't need me anymore then?

    *shuffles away*
     
  8. Guest

    LOL I probably will, I'm lost again!

    I need to explain what Iwant to do I think so I know what to get.... but I don't think I can on the forum.

    Ah-ha- you're on MSN, msg me if you are free to help a technophobe!!
     
  9. Guest

    Cheers Tracy and babsi - I didn't see your posts when I posted my other message.

    These are basically my options from the site I am buying the domain name from.

    Anyone decipher??

    I want to eventually run a shop online with secure payments etc. Ta!
     
  10. tracyM

    tracyM Well-Known Member

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    go for the £50 one with PHP / MySQL - the webspace and bandwidth will be more than enough to start, and they'll let you upgrade as and when you need to.

    For the online shop, OSCommerce (free download) - once you get the hang of it's pretty easy to customise.

    And for secure payments, start out with PayPal and change to WorldPay when you're making enough to cover the monthly fee.

    Have you thought about an Ebay shop or Yahoo store?
     
  11. cassi

    cassi Well-Known Member

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    If you want any info on family buisness with online shops my mom made little whispers from scratch so just ask and il pm you her email if you like?...takes a while and a lot of hard work though :D
    cas x
     

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