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Old September 4 2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

Yes, I could pay someone to do it. Yes I could look it up... or I could ask actual people for help.

Here is what I want to do: I have a forum for a specific segment of the manufacturing industry on a "advertisement powered forum" site, it's time for me to make a real website that I can eventually put a real forum on.

What I want to do is register "blahblahblah.com" where "blah" is a placeholder... then I need somewhere to host this site, at the very minimum I need to put up a "Under Construction" page.


Where do I begin? And most importantly, I'm looking for informed opinions on the various services... such as "stay away from "Blarg International" or whatever.


Thanks for your help!
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Old September 5 2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

I've used justhost.com and been pleased with it. I was able to put together a decent webpage without using many ad ons which I found confusing. The format for making the website is actually similar to using ms word or something. This is my site
http://arch-angels.ca/ cost's about $80 a year to host.

btw, what message board format are you using?
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Old September 5 2010, 06:18 PM   #3
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

I use 000webhost.com and have been fine with it. Perks include the fact that it's free, there's no adds, storage is pretty decent. Although for a business site/ business forum it might not be enough, just depends on your needs. For the free service the website would end up being blahblahblah.somethingelse.com for example mine is guardian-force.comli.com

It does have a paid service as well, 5 dollars a months for unlimited bandwith, unlimited space, and you can do pretty much whatever you want with it as long as you aren't pirating movies. And your site can be blahblahblah.com
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Old September 5 2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

I will look at 000webhost right now. Thanks for the tips!


EDIT: HEY LOOK AT THAT!

http://plasticoperators.netai.net/

The built-in edit-program sucks balls. Is Komposer any good?

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Old September 8 2010, 02:57 AM   #5
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

I use lunarpages.com -- I've had very good experiences with them over the past 6+ years. I run Wordpress for my main site and phpBB for my forums (both of which are very user-friendly to install and run -- and free!). You can see the results here:

http://dauntlessmedia.net
http://dauntlessmedia.net/forums
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Old September 13 2010, 12:22 AM   #6
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

Samuel Walters wrote: View Post
I use lunarpages.com -- I've had very good experiences with them over the past 6+ years. I run Wordpress for my main site and phpBB for my forums (both of which are very user-friendly to install and run -- and free!). You can see the results here:

http://dauntlessmedia.net
http://dauntlessmedia.net/forums
Your sites are very clean and sharp...good job!

[edit] Oops! Forgot...I used LunarPages.com in the past and agree they are very good.
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Old September 15 2010, 02:20 PM   #7
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

That's funny, I stumbled upon that site just the other day. Samuel Walters, you're a good writer and I often agree with you, but when I don't, man, I really don't. :P
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Old September 15 2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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Re: Total Noob Questions: Need To Get A Website Up And Running...

Ablative_Oberth wrote: View Post
I will look at 000webhost right now. Thanks for the tips!


EDIT: HEY LOOK AT THAT!

http://plasticoperators.netai.net/

The built-in edit-program sucks balls. Is Komposer any good?
Honestly, I just use FrontPage. Cause you are absolutely right, the built in one is a total stink pile.
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Old September 16 2010, 10:06 PM   #9
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Jeff O'Connor wrote: View Post
That's funny, I stumbled upon that site just the other day. Samuel Walters, you're a good writer and I often agree with you, but when I don't, man, I really don't. :P


Thanks for the compliment, Jeff! And, please, feel free to disagree ... vehemently! It'd be a boring world if we all agreed. Besides, it's all in good fun.
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