Buying a Domain and Hosting.. and iWeb

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Kardashian, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Hey there!

    I've been asked to design a simple website, pictures and text, for a family friend.

    I am going to use one of the iWeb templates, and upload the finished website via FTP.

    I need to know:

    1. The best place to buy domain names (.co.uk or .com)
    2. A good, cheap. hosting site in the UK - compatible with iWeb (I have heard some servers have problems with iWeb uploads)
    3. A free program to upload the iWeb folder, to my site.

    If someone could post brief instructions, or tell me if this is do-able - it would be great.


    I gave a rough price of £20 to buy the domain name, £15 for the hosting, and then £50 to do all the work in iWeb. Too much? Too little?

    Thanks MR Buddies! :)
     
  2. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    For a basic site your budget sounds fine.

    I use Cyberduck as my FTP program.

    and Hostgator for by webhost and domain name.

    http://www.hostgator.com/
     
  3. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Thanks for the reply, but like I said, I'm in the UK.. and all the prices on that site are in $.
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    Doesn't mean you can't use them, and often US prices are cheaper for us because of the exchange rate. I use just-the-name.co.uk for my domain names and asmallorange.com for hosting, and the hosting is cheaper because it's in dollars.
     
  5. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Brilliant, thanks Lau.

    Thanks to ShareWare, to :)

    How do I get my webpages on there then, upload the folder iWeb created?
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Transmit can't be beaten for FTP. It's just perfection.

    UKREG.com are great for domain registration.

    Fasthosts aren't great for hosting (they try sell it through UKREG). I use a dedicated server and sell on a bit of hosting space, but if you're after something cheap and cheerful and reliable try ASO... Lots of MR members swear by them...

    ;)
     
  7. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks a lot buddy. :)

    How much is it to buy it? I'm gonna be updating the site maybe once a month.
     
  8. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    Me too! Great service with plenty of bandwidth and storage space. :cool:
     
  9. mark! macrumors 65816

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  10. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    You get what you pay for with Dreamhost...
     
  11. AppleJustWorks macrumors regular

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    I actually run my own mac software and web hosting company, Extendmac.

    We're quite a bit different from the average hosting company, and have very unique ways of doing what we do best :)

    Check out the site. :) (and also, a bit of chatter about it here
     
  12. mark! macrumors 65816

    mark!

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    what's wrong with it?
     
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  15. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I get unmetered hosting for £2/month from Inspiron Hosting. I recently re-designed the site, it just aint been uploaded yet (read: thats not the redesign). :eek:
     
  16. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    GoDaddy is great for domains.

    Not in the UK, but TJR Networks is great for hosting.

    You could try Transmit or Interarchy (both have trial periods and are cheap enough to buy if you like either of them). Otherwise, check out MacUpdate. :)
     
  17. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    isn't it a fact that that webhost could be anywhere in the world? the webhost could be in china and still carry the co.uk name. or is there a downside to this?

    or is it the reason to host the webpage in a different country because of country laws? example, this is an extreme example, but an example nevertheless. let us say, i want to host a page about drugs (how to plant, prevent detection, white paper on quality etc). i would choose a webhost in the netherlands because (i believe) drugs are legal in the netherlands.
     

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