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Post #1 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:19 am

I'm thinkin' about doing one of them there blog things and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about who to host it with.

Right now I'm thinkin' about SiteGround. Pretty cheap to start and they'll throw in the domain name.
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Post #2 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:36 pm

Thomas Malthus wrote:Oooooooooohhhhhhhh, whatcha bloggin about?

I'll have to ask Miss Malthus who she uses for her website.


Nutthin' this place would be interested in.

But I might do a second blog that just points out stupidity on boredz.
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Post #3 by Craig » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:50 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:Nutthin' this place would be interested in.

But I might do a second blog that just points out stupidity on boredz.


The popular topics on this place range from finance to home improvement to beer to politics to movies and TV shows. I'm curious what falls so far outside of our gamut.
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Post #4 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:28 pm

Craig wrote:The popular topics on this place range from finance to home improvement to beer to politics to movies and TV shows. I'm curious what falls so far outside of our gamut.


Judging by the number of helpful replies to this thread - web hosting! :rimshot:
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Post #5 by edgar_dong » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:28 pm

Consensual...everything. :smuglanne:
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Post #6 by TO » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:40 pm

Shared hosting: hostmonster, wachahost - Choose hostmonster if its legit
VPS: Linode (Current broads host)
Dedicated: Too many to list

Domain Name Registrar: Namecheap (avoid Godaddy)
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Post #7 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:53 pm

vonbonds wrote:Why not just use www.wordpress.com?


It limits the capabilities if you go with their free version and their pay version is more expensive than others.
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Post #8 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:55 pm

TO wrote:Shared hosting: hostmonster, wachahost - Choose hostmonster if its legit
VPS: Linode (Current broads host)
Dedicated: Too many to list

Domain Name Registrar: Namecheap (avoid Godaddy)


I think I'm going with shared hosting for now. It's cheaper and that's the key point until I determine how things are going forward.

I used Namecheap in the past and would continue to use them.
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Post #9 by TO » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:09 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:I think I'm going with shared hosting for now. It's cheaper and that's the key point until I determine how things are going forward.

I used Namecheap in the past and would continue to use them.


Been with hostmonster for over a decade and never had an issue. Perfect starter hosting.

For anything grey area, KnownSRV. You can talk to owner Kruno directly over at WJunction. Extremely nice guy who knows his shit.

Good luck.
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Post #10 by Useful Idiot » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:25 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:I'm thinkin' about doing one of them there blog things and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about who to host it with.

Right now I'm thinkin' about SiteGround. Pretty cheap to start and they'll throw in the domain name.


Which blog platform are you planning on using?
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Post #11 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:32 pm

Useful Idiot wrote:Which blog platform are you planning on using?


WordPress for now because it seems ubiquitous. I don't really care because I can figure out any of them. But WP would probably have the most documentation and options.

Right now I'm leaning towards CrocWeb instead of SiteGround. Good prices, good reviews and it is Canadian.
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Post #12 by Useful Idiot » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:37 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:WordPress for now because it seems ubiquitous. I don't really care because I can figure out any of them. But WP would probably have the most documentation and options.

Right now I'm leaning towards CrocWeb instead of SiteGround. Good prices, good reviews and it is Canadian.


Shared hosting looks like your best bet. Your options will be an FTP or SSH installation of Wordpress or a pre-packaged Wordpress installation that some hosts provide.
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Post #13 by TO » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:52 pm

Wordpress is definitely the easiest blogging platform to learn. Long term, Drupal and Joomla provide a wider ranger of features and are true CMS platforms but if blogs are the extent of your website, stick with Wordpress.
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Post #14 by TO » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:07 pm

Also find a few trustworthy coders for plugins/etc once you're ready to expand. I'm sure UI can provide a list.
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Post #15 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:21 pm

TO wrote:Also find a few trustworthy coders for plugins/etc once you're ready to expand. I'm sure UI can provide a list.


What do you mean by plugins/etc?
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Post #16 by T.O » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:10 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:What do you mean by plugins/etc?


I always found the need to tweak current plugins, update abandoned plugins, or create new ones entirely. Most were an effort towards a higher/wider google rank.
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Post #17 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:16 pm

Okay. Thanks all.

Made my decision to go with CrocWeb. Came to $72 US for three years of hosting. Got my domain at NameCheap.

Now comes the fun. Setting everything up and creating content.
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Post #18 by T.O » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:17 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:Okay. Thanks all.

Made my decision to go with CrocWeb. Came to ~$80 US for three years of hosting. Got my domain at NameCheap.

Now comes the fun. Setting everything up and creating content.


Recommendation?
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Post #19 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:24 pm

T.O wrote:Recommendation?


Huh?
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Post #20 by T.O » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:43 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:Huh?


The reason why you chose CrocWeb.

I'm always asked for hosting recommendations.
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Post #21 by BlackRedGold » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:00 pm

T.O wrote:The reason why you chose CrocWeb.

I'm always asked for hosting recommendations.


Oh, I googled CrocWeb with other hosting provider names and the forums that came up provided better feedback for CrocWeb. There were also recommendations on RedFlagDeals. The prices are great and I like the ability to host multiple domains on an entry level account, which is not something all hosts provide on entry level accounts. It cost under $2 US/month before tax.

At the price, I figure if they are completely unsuitable I can easily change to someone else.
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Post #22 by T.O » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:05 pm

BlackRedGold wrote:Oh, I googled CrocWeb with other hosting provider names and the forums that came up provided better feedback for CrocWeb. There were also recommendations on RedFlagDeals. The prices are great and I like the ability to host multiple domains on an entry level account, which is not something all hosts provide on entry level accounts. It cost under $2 US/month before tax.

At the price, I figure if they are completely unsuitable I can easily change to someone else.


Thanks.
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