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What would be all and some of the best hosting options for a mobile website?
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    Before your company can even think about launching a mobile marketing campaign, you first need to take a good long look at your main online site.

    The reason for this is that you need to make sure that your site is able to handle the influx of mobile traffic that your campaign is going to reel in.

    In fact, Google is pushing website owners to move towards responsive web design instead of separate mobile sites.

    One of the main reasons for this is that if customers later visit your site on a non-mobile device, they would want to still "have a feel" for your website.

    You will throw off their sense of technological balance if it is an entirely different interface. Therefore, creating a responsive web design is your best bet for a more successful mobile marketing campaign.
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    • Profile picture of the author Minista
      You get 2 choices.

      1) Just create a folder in your existing Website server and name it for example mobile and put your mobile Website files there. That folder can also be a sub-domain (e.g. http://mobile.yourdomain.com)

      2) Buy a .mobi domain and host your mobile website in his own domain.

      Most of the time you can host more than one website in your existing hosting plan. So there is no extra cost for the hosting.

      And for the Google part as far as know if someone search for something in a mobile device Google is giving priority to mobile Websites. That mobile website can be in a .mobi or a sub-domain. Mobile Website gets some special Meta tags. So Google can see that.

      You can have a link on your mobile Website to the standard Website or you can insert a script to auto redirect to the standard Website when someone access the mobile Website via a computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Are you asking for your own mobile sites or for sites that you build for your clients?

    For your own mobile sites, the best option would be to host them on your hosting, if you already have one.

    For client mobile sites, I can think of three options.

    1. To host their mobile site on their existing host.
    2. To host their mobile site on your own host.
    3. To use a third party service to create their mobile site such as GoMobi. (that I don't honestly recommend)

    If you are going to sell the mobile site for a one-time price, then it will be option 1. If you are going to provide maintenance and updates with a monthly fee, then you can choose either of three options, whichever would be easier and less costly for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Hey cbtalker
    If you are discussing about best options for hosting your client's mobile websites, I prefer to have them hosted over my own host as it will bring me bucks and also It gives a professional feel to clients.
    If checking for hosting options how to host your mobile site with your existing website, prefer m.domainname.com for hosting mobile websites instead of registering for other domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    This is an interesting read, something I've been thinking about myself lately.

    I've always just made the site and moved onto the next one without giving much thought to maintenance but recently more and more clients have been asking me about how to update their site with different offers/promotions they are running.

    Because I was just installing everything on their existing host (which was usually with their original designer) it was awkward logging into their account whenever something needed to be updated so more and more lately I've just installed the mobile site on my own host by using a .mobi domain.

    Not an ideal solution but I think it's generally ok to do things this way. Main benefit being that I can easily log into my own account for maintenance and also collect a small hosting fee too.

    Would be interested to hear others thoughts on this? Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjbwebs
    Forgive my ignorance here:
    For hosting under ur own .mobi site..
    Would each new account hosted there just be directed to that extension?
    I wonder how many extensions one could safely host on a standard say HG account?
    or would it jus be safer to open up a VPS account?
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  • Profile picture of the author gabysanchez225
    Creating a php script that redirects to a .mobi or a m.yourwebsite.com version is what's worked for my clients, simply by creating a subdomain in their websites cpanel. Your hosting company should be able to assist you this, I got all the info I needed in a 15 minute convo with hostgator. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author WickedDragon
    Hi!
    I would recommend you hostgator. They have special offer - 1 cent only for first month!
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    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author MKaren
    Originally Posted by CBTalker View Post

    What would be all and some of the best hosting options for a mobile website?
    Self hosting would be also the best option.run your own server to host your mobile website and to your clients.

    you can offer the service to your client as well and to your advantage you could take a long term client relationship.

    Best wishes!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Pierre!
      Great thread - and exactly what I have been struggling with for a bit now.

      The whole hosting part was getting me... but I have been making some WSO investments and picked up the MDD (Mobile Device Detect) script and it's been working very well so far.

      All I have had the ability to test is the Wordpress Plug-In - No HTML based sites to try it on...

      Structures like:
      justmobile.com/PizzaMan
      justmobile.com/TaxiMan
      justmobile.com/Realtor1

      and so on...

      So now you have me thinking that perhaps it's time to possibly open another HostGator account dedicated to a domain that I can put *just clients* on... rather than co-mingle them with my pile of websites... and then use the MDD to redirect to this new mobile dedicated domain.

      The new account would hopefully handle the load, but as mentioned - Why not just talk to HostGator. Great platform, great support... and being an affiliate I may even have them 'self host' themselves on a separate platform as part of the 'Setup Fee' which then makes it easy for me to update.

      Wonder if a mobile "E-Commerce" site would need a lot of horsepower...

      Well, looks like I just made a handy list of questions to ask HostGator!

      Good Thread - Keep it going!
      Patrick
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      • Profile picture of the author innovative9999
        Originally Posted by Pierre! View Post

        Great thread - and exactly what I have been struggling with for a bit now.

        The whole hosting part was getting me... but I have been making some WSO investments and picked up the MDD (Mobile Device Detect) script and it's been working very well so far.

        All I have had the ability to test is the Wordpress Plug-In - No HTML based sites to try it on...

        Structures like:
        justmobile.com/PizzaMan
        justmobile.com/TaxiMan
        justmobile.com/Realtor1

        and so on...

        So now you have me thinking that perhaps it's time to possibly open another HostGator account dedicated to a domain that I can put *just clients* on... rather than co-mingle them with my pile of websites... and then use the MDD to redirect to this new mobile dedicated domain.

        The new account would hopefully handle the load, but as mentioned - Why not just talk to HostGator. Great platform, great support... and being an affiliate I may even have them 'self host' themselves on a separate platform as part of the 'Setup Fee' which then makes it easy for me to update.

        Wonder if a mobile "E-Commerce" site would need a lot of horsepower...

        Well, looks like I just made a handy list of questions to ask HostGator!

        Good Thread - Keep it going!
        Patrick
        You have give a nice posting, i dont about but i am trying
        Regards,
        krishna
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        • Profile picture of the author netizen
          If you want to save time, another option is to use Grow Mobile - The Easy, Professional Way to Grow Your Business Mobile. They offer full mobile site setup service including a professional .mobi domain at about 1/2 the cost of average similar service.
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