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Godaddy or Hostgator?

I went with Godaddy
  • Profile picture of the author Katatonic
    Was every one's previous posts deleted or is there a database error?
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  • Profile picture of the author Katatonic
    Several people replied to your question (I have the emails sent to me with their replies), I click the link and I get a no thread specified link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    Interesting. I see no replies here other than what is above this post.

    To answer your questions: Why do you need a webhost? That's who puts your website on the Internet. Without hosting, your hard work designing the site is a waste, as no one will be able to see it online.

    Did you "set up webhosting" with godaddy? If so you might want to consider getting a hosting account elsewhere. (Do a forum search here of posts about godaddy hosting and you'll come to understand why.) Many Warriors here use hostgator. I do and I have always been pleased with them. It's less than $10/mo.

    As to creating additional products and creating second websites and such, it is suggested that you have a sales page for each product.

    But you don't need to get another domain name to do so.

    Just use a subdirectory.

    www.yourproducts.com is what is called the home page url.

    You can sell a second product using that same url, but with one difference:

    www.yourproduct.com/yoursecondproduct.html

    That's called a sub-directory url.

    There's a difference between sub directory and sub domain. A sub domain would be written like this: www.yoursecondproduct.yourproducts.com

    See the difference?

    Hope that makes it easier to understand.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trixxie12
      Originally Posted by Star69 View Post

      Interesting. I see no replies here other than what is above this post.

      To answer your questions: Why do you need a webhost? That's who puts your website on the Internet. Without hosting, your hard work designing the site is a waste, as no one will be able to see it online.

      Did you "set up webhosting" with godaddy? If so you might want to consider getting a hosting account elsewhere. (Do a forum search here of posts about godaddy hosting and you'll come to understand why.) Many Warriors here use hostgator. I do and I have always been pleased with them. It's less than $10/mo.

      As to creating additional products and creating second websites and such, it is suggested that you have a sales page for each product.

      But you don't need to get another domain name to do so.

      Just use a subdirectory.

      www.yourproducts.com is what is called the home page url.

      You can sell a second product using that same url, but with one difference:

      www.yourproduct.com/yoursecondproduct.html

      That's called a sub-directory url.

      There's a difference between sub directory and sub domain. A sub domain would be written like this: www.yoursecondproduct.yourproducts.com

      See the difference?

      Hope that makes it easier to understand.
      Thank you so much this really helps me alot.

      But one question, why could people view my website when i didnt setup web hosting.. :S ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    Without hosting, your website wouldn't be online.

    I have a feeling what you are calling a website online is actually a parked page for your domain name. Take another look at it and I'll bet you'll discover it is a parked page 'courtesy of godaddy'.

    Creating an actual website means creating a header graphic, the body text, graphics (any pictures you might have on it, such as arrows, check marks, etc.), the PayPal Buy Now button (if you use PayPal for credit card processing), and a few other pages all saved to the same folder. Once it's all saved in one folder you upload that folder to your host provider using ftp.

    I don't believe you have done that yet, judging from your original post, that's why I'm thinking you may be looking at your parked page and thinking that's your website.

    Sorry, it's not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by Trixxie12 View Post

    Hey warriors

    I'm a newbie affiliate marketer and i was wondering what is webhosting and why do i need it?
    I purchased a domain name from godaddy about 2 weeks ago, but only recently (last night) setup web hosting? I dont know whats so important about it? Also if i want to create a second website for a different product do i need to purchase another domain or can i do it via subdomain on the one iv already purchased :confused::confused::confused::confused: lol thanks
    There's some information you can enter at Godaddy.com (when you sign in) that will "point" your domain name to your "website." You can purchase a domain name from GoDaddy and then set it to your "website" (web hosting server). Sometimes when you pruchase webhosting you'll get a domain name included. You always need web hosting though. Hope that makes more sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy21
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      • Profile picture of the author Trixxie12
        Originally Posted by Amy21 View Post

        I would never used Godaddy for domains. If someone reports your domain for spam they will cancel your domain.
        i never knew this, i wont purchase one from godaddy again. thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Rather strange avatar to use on a marketing forum. As for "Godlike", seems a bit of a stretch
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  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    Yes, what zigzag said. And once you switch your domain name from godaddy to your web host (such as hostgator), you should receive an email from the host. Be sure you save this email! It will provide you with your host server information. You will need this later.

    I use Yahoo for email and I created a Hostgator folder in my email, so anytime I get an email from hostgator, I move it into that folder so I will have it later if I need it. So far it's come in handy a couple times. (I'm still kinda new at this, too.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      why could people view my website when i didnt setup web hosting
      If you mean the blog - it's hosted by blogger for free. But it can also be deleted by blogger and you don't have full control over it for that reason.

      A better option is purchasing your own domain name and using wordpress with your own hosting account if blogging is what you want.

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  • Profile picture of the author Katatonic
    You can setup a redirect to blogger or any other free blogging service too, so you can use the blogging hosting service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    Oh, wow. Yeah, I didn't even see that hyperlink to her blog. That's what she's talking about when she refers to her 'website'. Now it all makes more sense!

    Thanks for pointing that out, Kay.
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