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Hi everyone. I am a newbie who has 6 months of experience in IM, working for some online retail firm. I am thinking about setting up my website and my first goal is to reach 100 organic traffic by Aug. I am considering building a site... But I have a few questions.

1. Which web hosting do you guys recommend for a long-term site that I will put 90% of my effort on. I am looking at godaddy and hostgator. Perhaps there are better options out there.

2. Which platform do you guys suggest. Wordpress, SBI, or html site. I am not an expert coder but I can build a html site from scratch no problem. The only problem is that I am not very good with the codes that are SEO friendly.

That's all my questions for now. Thank you all in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    1. Hostgator. I heard Go daddy is horrible with hosting.
    2. Wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author coalminer
      I don't think there are many of the main hosting companies that will give you any problems.
      I'm in the UK (not that it really matters) and D9 Hosting that are UK based have been faultless I must admit.
      Unlimited hosting is a must have mind, have as many sites as you want then.
      ... and Wordpress or Wordpress or Wordpress...
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    • Profile picture of the author Wechito
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      1. Hostgator. I heard Go daddy is horrible with hosting.
      2. Wordpress
      Totally agree!

      Hostgator is reliable and affordable.
      Wordpress is, in my opinion, the best platform for people with not or limited technical knowledge.
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    • Profile picture of the author FOMedia
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      1. Hostgator. I heard Go daddy is horrible with hosting.
      2. Wordpress
      Is Go Daddy really that bad? I don't have a lot of experience with them but another IMer I know does and swears by it. I have heard a lot of horror stories through the grapevine however.
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  • Profile picture of the author leesr
    You can't go wrong with Hostgator.

    And Wordpress definitly.
    So many free plugins to help with SEO and such.
    And so much easier to maintain and update than a straight html site.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmorris
    Hostgator is good for web hosting. And if you are going to use wordpress, they have a quick install feature to get your setup fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author flyviral
    I use GoDaddy but, i wouldn't recommend them to anyone else. I have to wait 2 months until I can move my domain over without having a long wait period, so I'm sort of stuck. Good luck though.
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  • Profile picture of the author AbrahamGuzman
    Hey Amy, I would recommend using host gator as they a very trustworthy hosting comany to invest with, they have excellent customer support where they help you answer questions that you may have with your cPanel and website tech stuff. Wordpress would be extremly suggested as it is the top platform almost every internet marketer uses to build there great looking websites, it is user friendly making it fairly easy to use and includes various plugins, widgets and templates you can start using to create a website. I honestly use all of this platforms and services for my business and I recommend you to use it as well.

    Coolest

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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I assume you mean 100/day, right?

    Because 100 visitors in a few months isn't a whole lot :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Irwin Dominguez
    I would go with Hostgator for your hosting and Wordpress for content management. You will easily find strategies in this forum to help you with your traffic goal and other questions you may have. IM rules - good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author lexmar111
    Im using godaddy for hosting.
    And you can easily creat a website with three Adobe softwares : Fireworks, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. This is how I created mine and I have no issues with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
    In the UK? Just Host.
    In the USA? Hostgator.

    Like everybody else says, unless you're an A1 web designer - Wordpress!
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    • Profile picture of the author sureyea
      how about in india
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  • Profile picture of the author amy4auto
    Thank you all, I think the answer is obvious now. I appreciate all of your contribution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phobia
    easy!
    1) HostGator
    2) Wordpress + OptimizePress
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  • I use Hostgator for all of my hosting. They have 24/7 customer service and they have always been very polite and efficient.
    I use WordPress because it is so easy to install and they have some cool plug-ins that will help with SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    Hostgator is definitely a better option than GoDaddy. I use Hostgator, and I love it. No problems, whatsoever. Also, I have heard many, many bad things about GoDaddy. My recommendation is to stick with what people love and what is popular - Hostgator.

    Also, without a doubt, Wordpress. Wordpress make creating sites so easy, and with the custom plugins and premium themes available, you can use Wordpress to create literally anything you could want. Definitely Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theresa Perez
    +1 for Hostgator & Wordpress combo
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  • Profile picture of the author Tangela
    Hey Amy, I recommend hostgator and wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author S4Ne
    1. Hostgator or HostMonster
    2. Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Hostgator + Wordpress for sure!

    OptimizePress for abit more fun
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  • Profile picture of the author nikks
    Originally Posted by amy4auto View Post

    Hi everyone. I am a newbie who has 6 months of experience in IM, working for some online retail firm. I am thinking about setting up my website and my first goal is to reach 100 organic traffic by Aug. I am considering building a site... But I have a few questions.

    1. Which web hosting do you guys recommend for a long-term site that I will put 90% of my effort on. I am looking at godaddy and hostgator. Perhaps there are better options out there.

    2. Which platform do you guys suggest. Wordpress, SBI, or html site. I am not an expert coder but I can build a html site from scratch no problem. The only problem is that I am not very good with the codes that are SEO friendly.

    That's all my questions for now. Thank you all in advance.

    Hi Amy. Hostgator is better IMO. I have been buying from them. They are cost effective too. And Wordpress is the way to go if you do not know any codes. They are highly customizable with lots of theme and plugins. Plus they are SEO friendly also. It meets all your requirements
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    First of all congrats on taking action and setting up your plan on building your first website. When it comes to hosting Hostgator will be great. Now on deciding whether to do a wordpress or html site it really depends on the type of website you want to have.

    If you want to build a blog where you will be building yourself or a brand then wordpress will be great since it is a blog friendly platform and you will be able to find a lot of help when it comes to the coding part.

    And html site is not so blog friendly and more for traditional type of sites mostly used for promoting affiliate products or getting into specific low competitive niches. The choice is yours but make sure to start writing down the vision you have for your site so you can have an idea of what you want to do exactly.

    Once you know exactly the type of site you want dedicate some time and find someone who has been able to achieve what you want to achieve and learn from them. There are many successful people online who share their experiences in their blogs so keep an eye out for them.

    Hope that helps and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Roll with Yahoo Web Hosting and use their tool called Yahoo Sitebuilder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adan Guzman
    I recommend using HostGator.com to host your website and if you don't have a website use GoDaddy.com to buy a domain name... when you have a domain name and you've host it use wordpress to design your website and also optimizepress so you can install themes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Denyros
    I use hosgator,Hostgator is good for web hosting.

    I recommend hostgator and wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chirdpong
    1. I use nameCheap - I think they have very good service, great price with fee Whois, cpanel also great, and also have a tool to serch domain name and advice other incase that name not avaliable. Just courious why not much people in this forum talking about nameCheap,

    2. Wordpress only!

    PS: Does anyone have experience on Joomla?
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  • Profile picture of the author Thabatha
    Interesting read and I believe that here I will be able to learn more about marketing and how to host properly, as I travel a lot and right now in Africa a good host is a must.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Nixgan
    I agree with the rest of them,
    hostgator,
    and
    wordpress.

    Definitely !
    They have been used by many and are still trusted now(hostgator)
    as for wordpress, it is free and why waste your time on code writing when you can use it to enhance your material or site ranking?

    Hope I helped, good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    As most people have already suggested, hostgator is very reliable, and you'll be best off using them. I have very rarely experienced any problems with them, despite using them for quite a long time now.

    WordPress is the way to go as website development is concerned. There are so many codes and themes available for which you don't need any experience or expertise. Pus, there are great tutorials available online for free too.
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    I use Godaddy for my domains and Hostgator for my hosts. Both of
    their customer service departments are excellent! Kristie
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  • Profile picture of the author SamDermot
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    For newbies, Hostgator, Godaddy and Wordpress!
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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Same as most warriors, Hostgator and WordPress for me.

    For WordPress, I use Thesis and OptmizePress themes. They are not free, but they are great.
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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    Hostgator for the incredible service
    Wordpress for the flexibility and power
    of the plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Hostgator: Easy-to-use, great customer service.

    Wordpress: Simple and quick. It's open-source SMS, meaning you'll never run out of useful plugins, scripts, themes for your ongoing and upcoming projects. It's publishing on autopilot. You can schedule your content, and automate many things.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaynKeth
    Use wordpress. I am not good with code, but it is so user friendly, I can easily create one. There is a bunch of plugins that help you with the site.

    They are other traffic driving methods that I learned for my list building site, will work for you too as it can improve the backlinking to your website.
    You can try article marketing, video marketing, classified ads, guest blogging. Although these are all great traffic sources that I used to drive traffic for my list building, no doubt these are all great backlinks for your site too.

    To your success,
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    Go with Hostgator for web hosting and Wordpress for site.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    I'd recommend you to use hosting from aspnix or marblehost companies.
    They provide reliable hosting services at low prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author zapacila
    If you want to use a blog you don't need a paid host, just use blogger or other blog hoster.
    If you want to have your own domain (not a subdomain) just try hostgator, they are pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    Domains: Go Daddy
    Hosting: HostGator or Bluehost (love the latter's customer support)
    Platform: WordPress (why would you want to spend your time coding when you could be spending it in other more productive ways? Also - make sure to grab the "Broken Link Checker plug-in to alert you to broken links.)

    Good luck in your endeavors, and keep us updated on your progress!
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  • Profile picture of the author magdalena17
    If you want to use a blog you don't need a paid host, just use blogger or other blog hoster.
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  • Profile picture of the author gottalovegoogle
    Wordpress is great because you can have so much more flexibility with the design, then go after the domain from bluehost. Write a ton of great content, become an expert at social media marketing, then watch it rain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    I was on Hostgator today, they pretty much did all the set up for about 10 gigs worth of downloads for different projects

    they are amazing for service, and I got unlimited domains, upload capacity too

    awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author Blue445nm
    I currently use Godaddy for my domain and 000webhost for my host.

    When I build my new website in July I should use hostgator and wordpress?
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    • Profile picture of the author deniseyoung2720
      Hi I'm Denise, is there any mistake if i'm just using only hostgator. Many said that hostgator and wordpress combination. Can I make own site only with hostgator?
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