So I'm there when a guru said to buy my own domain and a hosting so that I can use it for any affiliate marketing campaign I may have in mind.
So I did. Tada! (Moderated)
I then looked for a hosting. Since there were so many options, I of course looked for the cheapest. I saw a dazzling Namecheap ad that said $1 HOSTING and well, noob that I am, bought it. I have experience building a site with another hosting provider before, so when I saw that this Namecheap $1 hosting included cPanel, I bought it.
Only to realize that it was a $1 reseller hosting. But I spoke to a customer service rep and was advised that "Yes, you can use it to host your own domain." Whew, I was relieved.
For a moment there I was worried I flushed my precious $1 down the sewage.
I then found out that this particular cPanel or hosting package did not have the drag and click website builders I was accustomed to...
Huge slap to the forehead moment.
So I found a way to make it work anyway (lest that $1 go to waste)... I downloaded Dreamweaver and followed the steps in a tutorial I found online....
7 days and the site is still a mess, although Yebah! I learned how to Put and make the site go live at least.
I know I lost precious days, but I hate giving up on what I already started doing.
Silly question after the semi-novel up there that took 5 minutes off your day:
Should I go on using Dreamweaver until my site is done or should I let that damned $1 go and get myself another hosting?
If so, any recommendations? What I'm looking for is a user-friendly provider, inexpensive, and great customer support.
I could read reviews, but nothing beats getting suggestions from experts such as you guys!