I'm thinking about starting a website. Need suggestions!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by IBradMac, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    I was thinking about starting a blog site..I was needing some suggestions on where to buy the domain and all that good stuff.

    Is there somewhere cheap I can go to get this?
     
  2. maddor1 macrumors newbie

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    web.com maybe?
     
  3. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    For domains check out namecheap.com. Prices depend on what type of domain you want, but you will be out at least $10 for a .com domain.
     
  4. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    Checkout dreamhost.com, they have decent prices and Wordpress, the blogging software you'll probably want to use, is a free install.
     
  5. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    Virtually every hosting company offers wordpress, many even offer more features than dreamhost at a lower cost. If you want to pay monthly with dreamhost they make you pay a $49.95 setup fee, essentially forcing you to go the yearly route, which makes no sense financially.
     
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    I'm sure the OP would love for you to name a few, since that was his question. I've used dreamhost and been happy with them. I pay yearly and it doesn't bother me.

    I didn't tell him it was the only option. I just said check it out. Flaming my suggestion without offering any alternatives doesn't help him out much.
     
  7. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend 1and1.com because they are fairly cheap but their servers have been screwed all day.
     
  8. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not flaming your suggestion, just pointing out a flaw. If the OP wants cheap domains, I recommended namecheap.com. For web hosting I would recommend the OP head on down to webhostingtalk.com shared offers section for a wide range of good hosts that he/she can pick from depending on budget and resource needs. $50 setup fee can pay for a year of quality hosting.
     

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