Best Web Hosting

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by creator2456, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #1
    Right now I am fine using Flickr and/or my .Mac w/iWEb and since I will only be doing photography as a hobby right now, I don't see myself needing my own site, but I am wondering what is the best pay web hosting site if/when I outgrow my free options.

    Also, what should I look for in a web hosting site? (bandwidth limits, file size limits, etc.)

    Thanks.
     
  2. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    Browse through the Web Design and Development forum. There are many threads about hosting in there.

    Generally around here, A Small Orange gets the thumbs up.

    Here's a list of hosts that have been recommended on these forums:
    Dream Host
    A Small Orange
    Has Web
    Neureal
    Aplus
    Media Temple
    Lunar Pages
    TJR Networks
    Myacen
    Fat Cow
     
  3. Mark Scheuern macrumors member

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    Jul 31, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    #3
    It depends on exactly what you're looking for but PhotoShelter is great. You can use it as an archive, for print sales, and for rights-managed licensing. A recent feature is the ability to use FotoQuote to set prices. You can also customize the look and feel as well as set up virtual stock agencies with other photographers. Very flexible and cool and they're nice people to work with. I'm with them and I also have a portfolio site through liveBooks, which I also highly recommend. I'm in the process of having my PhotoShelter site integrated into liveBooks so that the archive, print sales, and licensing are combined with my main liveBooks portfolio site.

    If you're just looking for hosting so you can roll your own rather than something specific for professional photographers, I can recommend Pair. The various plans give you options like CGI scripting and mySQL databases. It's Unix-based, which I like.

    Hope that helps!
     

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