I've never made a website

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I've never made my own website and I'm looking to start should I go with go daddy or blue host or do you have any other recommendations any help is appreciated I'm pretty lost
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Forget about hosting for a second (or perhaps a few hours). What are your intentions for a website and do you have some pages planned out?
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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    Not sure what your objectives are other than simply building a web site but I suggest Hostgator for hosting and install Wordpress to build your site. As easy as Wordpress is to use, you've got a lot of learning to do before you can design and build a functioning web site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    go daddy or blue host
    Neither, try GreenGeeks.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Neither, try GreenGeeks.
      I know this is kind of weird. Iam a Hostgator customer for nearly 8 years now. But since their takeover by EIG I would recommend (based on so many people's own frustrations with their service) to stay away from Blue Host and Hostgator.

      I know that sounds a lot like ' Do as I say and NOT what I do'.

      As of right now I have had no problems with them since I just go through Chat Line for customer support.

      But I realize this is not something others want to fool with.

      I have also been too lazy to switch everything to a new host lol

      But seeing firsthand the decline of these two in the last year or so I would probably start out with something like the above


      - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I love NameCheap.

    I abuse the hell out of their support frequently, and they are always helpful and cool.



    GreenGeeks looks nice (and cheap) too.

    PS:

    Did you know there are actually legit free hosts these days that don't suck?

    If you're on a budget, check out "x10hosting". I've used them to test out questionable scripts in the recent past (lol).

    You definitely have options.
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  • Profile picture of the author backlinks11
    They all have their best features. It depends on what you want to achieve with your site: good design or unlimited bandwidth for thousands of visitors, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    What kind of website are you going to build?

    A blog -- go free before you invest money but buy a domain so it's yours. The free options include tumblr and wordpress and blogspot

    A store -- shopify is easy to use and to promote

    A landing page -- I love Liquid Web.

    You have options and it's best to consider what you want ; how soon you want it ; and why you want it.

    Building a website takes time ... it's not like eating .. it's more like tieing your shoes , the first few times are hard as hell but after a dozen or so times you are a pro.

    Never give up! You can have a website of your own really soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by sweetcrabhoney18 View Post


      A blog -- go free before you invest money but buy a domain so it's yours. The free options include tumblr and wordpress and blogspot

      In all due respect, I wouldn't recommend this. Spend the $10 a month to build a real business and get your own hosting. I did the same thing 8 years ago and regretted it


      - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author alaakhassa
      Originally Posted by sweetcrabhoney18 View Post

      What kind of website are you going to build?

      A blog -- go free before you invest money but buy a domain so it's yours. The free options include tumblr and wordpress and blogspot

      A store -- shopify is easy to use and to promote

      A landing page -- I love Liquid Web.

      You have options and it's best to consider what you want ; how soon you want it ; and why you want it.

      Building a website takes time ... it's not like eating .. it's more like tieing your shoes , the first few times are hard as hell but after a dozen or so times you are a pro.

      Never give up! You can have a website of your own really soon.
      Couldn't agree more
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    First of all decide what kind of website you will build. If you are thinking to build a website, I am quite sure you have the overview what you want to achieve through your website. That's important because the requirement of hosting will depend much on type of your website.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamRG67
    Originally Posted by snyder191 View Post

    I've never made my own website and I'm looking to start should I go with go daddy or blue host or do you have any other recommendations any help is appreciated I'm pretty lost
    Put hosting aside. What kind of website do you want to run? Marketing? Online Shop? News? After you decide what kind, and then you can choose your hosting. I prefer Hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author ruby2011
    I have been with Bluehost when I built my first few sites and the service is awesome. However, the price is a bit high in shared hosting.

    P.S. Stay away with Godaddy/Namecheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author mark toughill
    I prefer Hostgator for my hosting, but I use Namecheap for my domains. I definitely agree that you should go with wordpress, there is so much training out there and you'll soon get the hang of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Depends on your purpose. If you're serious and plan to make a business out of it, better seek the service of a web designer which is usually inclusive of hosting and uploading your website. If it's only hobbies or personal site then you can use the web builder (drag- drop) service provided by most webhosting services around. You can also try Wordpress you need to know at least the basics of Wordpress which is available to watch in YouTube or just Google it, lots of tutorials around including web hosting and uploading your site via FTP, FileZilla, Control Panel etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can register your domain with Godaddy and host your domain with siteground or greengeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author StexM
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    What is your experience in creating websites?

    My advice is to use WordPress if you have the skills.

    If you do not have the skills, I do not recommend buying an hosting as Bluehost or similar, but rely on the services that they offer you a wizard and automated creation of your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shane Williams
      If you've never had a website before then you will have to deal with a bit of a learning curve. First you will have to register a domain name (I use NameCheap or Godaddy), choose a web host (I use Hostgator), change nameservers (DNS) if your domain name is hosted on a different company then it was registered on, install WordPress, pick a theme/template and decide on the plugins you want to use.

      It can be confusing at first but there are plenty of YouTube videos that can walk you through the steps and most web hosting companies offer good support. Take your time, read up online and post any problem you encounter here for additional help.
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  • Profile picture of the author FromCook2King
    Just buy a theme. The website is already made for you. You just "technically" have to visually format it. It takes about 2 or 3 days to completely get used to the wordpress platform and find your own workflow.


    I 5 year old know how to do it. It's just like using paint.
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  • Profile picture of the author SherimanAF
    Hi,

    First get a domain for your website. Go to Namecheap.com

    Next, get a hosting account to host the website: Go to Hostgator.com

    Next, use Wordpress to build your website.

    Or if you really want to make it easy. Use wix.com instead of wordpress.

    All the best and take care!

    Sheriman


    Originally Posted by snyder191 View Post

    I've never made my own website and I'm looking to start should I go with go daddy or blue host or do you have any other recommendations any help is appreciated I'm pretty lost
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    People go with the likes of Bluehost for a reason. They are reliable.

    Whoever you go with, do some thorough research and see how often sites are unavailable or down.

    This becomes especially apparent on Shared Hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author scribe9469
    The first step is to decide whether you will need shared or dedicated hosting depending on the type of site you are creating to monetize on. If you are starting with something small and do not expect alot of traffic or you sell a high ticket product that's in a narrow niche market then you might be able to get away with shared hosting, but if you are creating a portal type site where you must get alot of traffic for adsense for example then you will need a more powerful server. Also once you know this choosing the right hosting company is just as important. Make sure they have 24/7 support and support techs that are actual network admins so you don't end up getting the run around. Many of my clients have this experience with godaddy and hostgator for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author eliach807
    Originally Posted by snyder191 View Post

    I've never made my own website and I'm looking to start should I go with go daddy or blue host or do you have any other recommendations any help is appreciated I'm pretty lost
    You can check with the Godaddy & Namecheap for rate. After cheeking with these two site, you will be able to take decision which site you should use. So I recommend you to take a glance on these two sites. After buying the Domain then you need to take Hosting. After buying the Hosting, you need to write the content/ Article. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Calbearboy
    Hello there. I have been using blogger.com. They offer quick and easy templates to make professional looking websites and blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author leilani
    Most of these web hositng sites have tutorials to help you. Just choose a host.

    Personally, I like Hostgator and I use Namecheap for domains.

    Hey, many people have given you great suggestions above, too. Just choose.

    And if you need more information, try Youtube to help you build a site.

    Leilani
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    • Profile picture of the author livinglarge
      I use veerotech. I left Hostgator when they were taken over a couple of years ago and have never looked back. The support at veerotech is amazing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        Bluehost works for me. Godaddy as well. I think for the majority of Internet marketers either one of these is fine. They both offer live support via chat or phone which is nice when you need it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richer
          Weebly is good for beginners its easy with drag and drop options and free on a subdomain. Then can move on to wordpress I installed it with hostgator and pointed a domain to it which is very easy to learn and do. Domain and hosting together was less than £8.
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  • I have some very bad hosting experience with Godaddy, bluehost and Greengeeks. I would recommend Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author JillWilson
    I use NameCheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Learn about the different hosting options you have. Your going to want something with a cpanel today. Unfortunately godaddy does not offer cpanel type of hosting but hostgator does. You can purchase a domain name at godaddy and change your servers to hostgator.

    Everything online needs to be hosted. Images, everything....

    In order to put something online it needs to be attached to something. Thats where your website name comes into place. It's like a piece of online real-estate.

    At the same time your learning you can learn and become familiar with outsourcing or having one created for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Gates
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    I would suggest that you use the following:

    1) Godaddy for your domain name link: https://www.godaddy.com/
    2) HostGator for your hosting start with the baby plane link: Website Hosting Services, VPS Hosting & Dedicated Servers - HostGator
    3) Install WP in HG and and look at the following link to see how to build a nice website

    4) Remember that most important is to give your clients good content to read so use a good content provider like Blue Pen Articles link: https://bluepenarticles.com/

    hope that will help you to start your new IM Business on the right foot.

    feel free to pm if you have any questions.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author megamind22
    Godaddy or bluehost? I will say go for anyone cause Ive tried them both but your main objective should be what you want to do on that website. So have you chosen a niche that you want to work with? Is it a niche that is profitable? This is are the things you need to have in place even before thinking of creating a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should base your choice on what you're selling, uptime percentage of different providers, and what you need to maintain your site. Different providers claims sound the same, but there are unique differences if you look close enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author tuhinindia1971
    I have been using the Godaddy for a long time. I think it service is good, beside the godaddy you can use the Namecheap also. It's service also good. Hostgator also provide the good servive. You need to visit these 3 sites to get a clear Idea. After visiting these 3 sites, you will be able to decide what should you do. If you think you need more help, you can contact with the dispatch of the sites, where you need help. Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author SmartTim
    Hostgator, Godaddy and other EIG hostings cannot really help. Go for Stablehost, it is cheap, reliable and good for beginner.
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    • Profile picture of the author SantamNaha
      Forget about hosting for a second (or perhaps a few hours). What are your intentions for a website and do you have some pages planned out?
      This is what you should focus on snyder191... Coz this is the most important part..
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  • Profile picture of the author forrestsmyth
    I've been with FastComet for about a year and they are the best combination of speed, technology (SSD storage on all plans), value for money... and most important top notch (US-based) support.

    I regularly get a ticket response within 10 minutes, but if that's not fast enough for you they also have excellent live chat.

    I agree with the comments above that you should steer clear of EIG owned hosts (Hostgator, FatCow, BlueHost and many others).

    I moved from SiteGround who are *relatively* good, but FastComet blow them out of the water.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacuiline
    In case you haven't yet purchased a domain you can start with siteground and grab a free domain for life and 50% discount on hosting plan.

    I recently read this here How To Get Free Domain Name For Life With 50% Hosting Discount
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    • Profile picture of the author Hooperd1
      I have used Godaddy in the past and they are solid. Never used blue host, but I know a lot of people recommend them. I got tired of paying inflated renewal fees that keep going up every year so I have my own reseller site at internetdirectsolutions.com that is budget friendly. Anyone who has over 40 sites, or less depending on how you configure everything, can break even with a reseller plan because you get everything at cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author niles
    I would never use Host Gator. This was a great company years ago. But, their service has slipped. Therefore, I went with another company.

    For domain names, Namecheap has been awesome over the years.

    For hosting, Squidix Web Hosting has been great.

    Both of these companies have coupons, so check before buying.

    Niles
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  • Profile picture of the author Nico Puegher
    Maybe you can try Wordpress(.com not .org) or WealthyAffiliate, you can start your own blog there very fast in just a few minutes where you can experiment for a while with wordpress to get used before jumping to your main project.
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