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« on: February 11, 2013, 12:36:52 PM »

What's the best place to go for low-bandwidth and low-storage web hosting? I'm pretty much just looking for something on-the-cheap to host a small website.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 12:41:46 PM »

What kind of website?
I have a blog at word press. Which means word press host my blog\site(not including domain).
I think I am paying like 100$ per year for this.
I am not sure how much bandwidth I get for this, but I am assuming it would be way better and dynmaic than some company's desktop in a basement hosting your site.

In addition, I don't need to worry about updating my wordpress software\hacks\virus and etc.

So, the short answer is as always "it depends".
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 02:33:18 PM »

GoDaddy and 1and1 have some pretty low prices for basic sites.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 02:59:42 PM »

I went for Hover.com for domain name hosting. You get free WhoIS protection with them.
Use the code "LondonReal" to get a 15% discount.

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HostNine.com for webhosting. Really cheap (3,95/month), unlimited everything and good service, I can recommend them. Just be sure to read their terms to make sure your site is ok with them. They're quite strict when it comes to certain websites.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 04:06:37 PM »

After some investigation I think I've settled on 000webhost for a bit of hosting. It's free, and if I end up with an actual budget it's pretty cheap to upgrade to some more robust service. And from namecheap I'll buy a domain.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:38:26 PM »

WAIT. WAIT. When I was reading up on hosts, I looked a lot of places. All of them said 000webhost is a scam. Maybe they're outdated, but google "Is 000webhost a scam", and a lot of angry people come up.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 01:57:40 AM »

In case you reconsider, I'm super happy with asmallorange. I started off on their smallest plan at $35 per year (domain not included), and then moved up to their $5/month which I'm still on. http://asmallorange.com/hosting/shared/

What I like about them is excellent support from technical people who actually know what they're doing instead of just following a script. And apart from that everything just seems really well set up.. never had any issues in 2 years.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 07:40:16 PM »

What are you going for?

For something light/informational page, Wordpress is awesome. It's not just a blog; it's very customizable. Massive bonus that Wordpress comes with support for mobile browsers and is free by default.

If you want to use PHP/ASP custom pages, you'd need something stronger.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 12:46:10 AM »

You could also try WIX. They give a great site building tools, and a free domain, if you don't mind a long URL. You can upgrade to a better hosting option anytime you want.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 12:42:00 PM »

You could also try WIX. They give a great site building tools, and a free domain, if you don't mind a long URL. You can upgrade to a better hosting option anytime you want.

I've heard of Wix as of lately. Never used it, though, in part due to my official website already running Weebly Pro.

Free Weebly is alright when it comes to hosting. You get a surprisingly good deal when it comes to registering your own domain.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 04:19:25 PM »

If you don't have a domain or something and are just looking for a quick, dirty and cheap solution, Dropbox may be a viable solution. Just keep in mind that you can't do any server-side scripting there. Entirely HTML/CSS with JS to spruce things up.

Then, when you are satisfied and the traffic picks up, shell out a few dollars/euros/martians for a quality hosting solution.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 10:41:25 PM »

I use JustHost, they have always beeen good to me (and they were the cheapest host i could find on the internet)
 
I have heard some people have been burned by them, but to me they seem fine
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 05:20:45 PM »

Lithium Hosting. Always heard good reviews of them along with Namecheap.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 11:06:54 PM »

GoDaddy and 1and1 have some pretty low prices for basic sites.


Don't use either of these hosts. I used 1and1. So terrible. I was so pissed at their service I did the extra effort to transfer my registrar.

Site5 is amazing. They even fixed my fuckups (some wordpress sql transfer issues) for free and were extremely nice about it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 09:49:54 AM »

I used EastSolid for many years and I highly recommend them. From 2008 to 2012 there were only 2 service interruptions, one was just a day-long slowdown and the other was planned maintenance. Support was also quick at responding to the 2 problems I had (one was my fault, one was theirs.)

Their plans are more expensive than they were when I signed up, but I still think they're a good value.
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