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I am a Canadian noob. I was wondering what kind of cost I would be looking at for domain and web hosting for a website. I know pricing differs but a rough idea would be great. Thx
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  • Profile picture of the author jorgesil
    Hi

    You can get hosting from hostgator, prices starting at $3.96 a month
    or if you use a coupon code it will be cheaper ( ex:1 month for 1 cent. 25% off etc)
    search for "hostgator coupon code 2013.

    A domain should be around $10 a year, but again search for coupn discount
    you will find some discounts (sometimes goddady offers discounts) just
    search for it.

    Jorge
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesanthony
    I would recommend you to try DreamHost, with some discount codes(if you need codes, I can give you)

    DreamHost is better than HostGator. Also if you use discount coupon code, you will get DreamHost for more less price than HostGator's 1st level shared hosting i.e. Hatchling.

    DreamHost has the highest server uptime.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Thio
      Originally Posted by charlesanthony View Post

      I would recommend you to try DreamHost, with some discount codes(if you need codes, I can give you)

      DreamHost is better than HostGator. Also if you use discount coupon code, you will get DreamHost for more less price than HostGator's 1st level shared hosting i.e. Hatchling.

      DreamHost has the highest server uptime.
      In my experience I have to disagree. I have sites hosted on both dreamhost and hostgator, and the ones on dreamhost often take forever to load. I've never had this problem with hostgator. It's to the point where I thought dreamhost was down at the time, but after refreshing the sites eventually show up. Perhaps if you buy the more expensive plans this isn't the case, but hostgator's basic plan has been better than dreamhost's for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        Last week, I switched from HostGator to StableHost.

        StableHost is about $34.50/year with a 50% off coupon. HostGator is about $143/year after EU tax, so it's over $100/year cheaper.

        Everything so far seems the same as HG. Websites are loading at the same speed. The cPanel looks almost identical, although there is no live chat. I don't mind that at all though because they reply very quickly to support tickets.
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        • Profile picture of the author ArielT
          Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

          Last week, I switched from HostGator to StableHost.

          StableHost is about $34.50/year with a 50% off coupon. HostGator is about $143/year after EU tax, so it's over $100/year cheaper.

          Everything so far seems the same as HG. Websites are loading at the same speed. The cPanel looks almost identical, although there is no live chat. I don't mind that at all though because they reply very quickly to support tickets.
          Coupons are for the first time you pay or also when you renew the plan?

          And, with that plan one can add many domains?
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          • Profile picture of the author cooler1
            Originally Posted by ArielT View Post

            Coupons are for the first time you pay or also when you renew the plan?

            And, with that plan one can add many domains?
            The coupon is a lifetime coupon, so it is recurring.

            Yes, the "Stable" plan allows unlimited domains.
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            • Profile picture of the author ArielT
              Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

              The coupon is a lifetime coupon, so it is recurring.

              Yes, the "Stable" plan allows unlimited domains.
              Sounds interesting

              Thanks
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              • Profile picture of the author HarrisAndrea
                Since you are just starting in the online world, you could go for a shared hosting account to start with (around $5 to $10 per month), and then if your websites get more traffic you can upgrade to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) which costs a little more but it offers better security and better performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Sledge105 View Post

    I know pricing differs but a rough idea would be great. Thx
    It differs less than you'd perhaps think, assuming you don't have special/unusual hosting needs.

    Without special deals/discounts (which sometimes have "strings and catches" anyway), you're looking at about $10 per year for a domain and no more than $5/$6 per month for hosting.

    Personally I like Namecheap (for registering) and HostGator (for hosting) but it doesn't matter very much. I'd just advise anyone to stay well away from GoDaddy and 1and1, myself - nothing else is really essential.

    Oh ... and never register a domain in the same place where you host its site (as long as you don't do that, most other mistakes are salvageable!): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7628717
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  • Profile picture of the author Sledge105
    Thanks guys. I am on a budget and was thinking about trying affiliate site. Thanks for the info this sounds like it would be manageable
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  • Profile picture of the author twinkenterprises
    There are places that offer free hosting that is pretty good. Some even give you a domain tied to thiers or you can get a domain somewhere else. weebly.com is pretty good and really easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author bertsocias
    Try bluehost. It's the number 1 site recommended by wordpress. It costs roughly $6 per month but is cheaper if you choose the 3 yr option. It also comes with a free domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenxseo
    hi on Black Friday sales go for host-gator for 1 year then namecheap for domain mane . till then use different this the lowest and best one
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Germanakos
    MFSmembers <= 25% discount coupon for hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    I assume OP is on a rough budget, so it's not a good deal to buy the hosting plan for years even if it's cheaper than monthly plan. Another reason is buying a longer plan will risk your money when something bad will happen to the host.

    Normal Price:
    - Hostgator Monthly Babay Plan : ~$10/month
    - NameCheap 1 Year : ~$10/year
    + Total: You'd keep about $11/month for hosting & domain name.

    Above is the normal price after any promotional price expired. Before choosing each plan, head to find the coupon for the discounted!
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    I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      I assume OP is on a rough budget, so it's not a good deal to buy the hosting plan for years even if it's cheaper than monthly plan. Another reason is buying a longer plan will risk your money when something bad will happen to the host.

      Normal Price:
      - Hostgator Monthly Babay Plan : ~$10/month
      - NameCheap 1 Year : ~$10/year
      + Total: You'd keep about $11/month for hosting & domain name.

      Above is the normal price after any promotional price expired. Before choosing each plan, head to find the coupon for the discounted!
      Why pay $10/month for an EIG owned Hosting service which is on the decline?

      Hosting services like Stablehost cost only about $6/month for the mid-range plan and have better support and dedicated service, and are more transparent about what the monthly resource limits are.
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      • Profile picture of the author run
        Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

        Why pay $10/month for an EIG owned Hosting service which is on the decline?

        Hosting services like Stablehost cost only about $6/month for the mid-range plan and have better support and dedicated service, and are more transparent about what the monthly resource limits are.
        It's based on my opinion and experience. OP would choose whatever hosts that he want. It's just my 2cents of the price structure for standard structure.

        I've already used some hosting providers such as GeekStorage, HawkHost, WiredTree, LiquidWeb as well as StableHost. I'm heading to HostGator because I have good times with them more than others in term of Speed to my geo audience, speed to me, uptime for me, and support me.

        Anyways, it's all based on my personal experience; different people have different experience, so it's upto OP for his choice.

        P.S This is an approximate price based on only me!
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        I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Hostgator offers unique attributes that make them the best host.
    I advise you for hostgator.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArielT
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      Hostgator offers unique attributes that make them the best host.
      I advise you for hostgator.
      What unique attributes?

      Just curious

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    It doesn`t really matter if you`re canadian. I`ve got US hosting and I`m from UK. It`s more about what price range you`re interested in. Prices do reflect quality too, so you could get a $1 hosting plan but with poor services.
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  • Profile picture of the author cfcinfotech
    $10 for domain , $50 for hosting per year ( aprox)
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  • Profile picture of the author cferfland247
    It gonna cost you $60 to $100 per year.
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  • Profile picture of the author maz1207
    I bought domains from Godaddy and Namecheap. Both these registrar offered a coupon code(s) every month to help you save money. See the short list below:

    First, remember always to Google for domain name and web hosting coupon codes by searching something like this on Google: "keyword coupon code may 2013" (Just replace the keyword with godaddy or namecheap). The same goes with web hosting.
    1. Godaddy ($1.70 - $5.00 with coupon codes)
    2. Namecheap ($9.70 or something like that with coupon code)
    3. Bluehost ($3.95 per month for purchase of 24 to 36 months of web hosting)
    4. Namecheap ($3.45 per month without coupon code)

    If you are from the US or Canada, you'll get to buy a .com domain from Godaddy for as less as $0.99 with coupon codes (I don't know if this still works, coupon code : 99COMS). Approximately, you'll need to invest around $60 for a domain and web hosting. If you buy web hosting from Bluehost, you'll get a free domain for a year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    Domain will cost you $10 per year and Hosting depends on what kind of hosting you need. For me it cost about $150 per year.
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  • Buy hosting and they will give your hosting for free.
    Since you are a Canadian, I suggest a Canadian Greenhost, Hostpapa, it is 100% greenhosting, with a free domain to give away, only 3.95USD per month.
    The most important of all, it has Canada datacenter. Fit you the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Be careful about discussing hosting for too long or your thread might get locked.
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  • Profile picture of the author the_secret_movie
    I'm buying hosting from HostGator for one cent, and also got Cinemax for a year for 1 cent, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author roneidaselva
    there are number of web hosting services available most famous of them were Godaddy,bluehost,ghostgater,amazon server.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by roneidaselva View Post

      there are number of web hosting services available most famous of them were Godaddy,bluehost,ghostgater,amazon server.
      GhostGator. Haven't heard of that one.

      "We spook the competition".
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  • Profile picture of the author wmwoodie
    Obviously you have a lot of different opinions and options to think about now. I can say from experience that I definitely DO NOT recommend GoDaddy for hosting. They are OK for getting domain names, but not hosting! I use a couple different hosts, one being BrainHost. They have been excellent over the past 2 years with very quick response time and any type of support I needed. Their prices are similar to the other top players out there but at the time I bought their service they had an offer for lifetime hosting for $199.
    Their plan was the same as HostGators Baby plan, unlimited domains, ect. But, purchasing this type of offer can be risky business. I have been fortunate because they are still in business and I haven't had any issues with them but it is a gamble. What if someone went with this lifetime access plan and purchase and they went out of business in a month or two? They would be screwed. So, I am not sure what you are looking for exactly but if you are a bit of a risk taker, a gambler, you may want to check into them. (heck, I have spent more than $200 in a day just betting the ponies!). I don't even know if they still offer this deal or not. Like I said, it's been a couple of years. Best of luck!

    ~ wmw
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  • Profile picture of the author markobrien
    I'll vote for hostgator hosting, and I use godaddy for domains. Look for coupon codes for both.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoreTricks
    For a reliable shared web hosting account cost varies from 50-80$ per year and domain names are even available for $1 with ICANN accredited registrars
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  • Profile picture of the author Krazygraphic
    expresshosting.net is by far the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    Think of having a deal with services from ifastnet.com.
    They provide reliable services taking into account the needs of all their customers.
    Support is active and helpful. SSD is included in their plans.
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  • I don't recommend using GoDaddy for hosting.

    However i do recommend getting your domain from Godaddy. I picked up a.info for $2.99 not too long ago

    HostGator is much better in terms of hosting. The Baby Plan is great.

    Do not get your domain name from HostGator. The same domain name that i got from GoDaddy for $2.99 was selling for $17.99 in HostGattor.

    I doubt that you can even find domains for less than about $13 on hostGator. Maybe even a little more
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