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Old 07-11-2006, 07:54   #31
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:23   #32
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Ensure that the HTML structure is tidy and correct (i.e. use <h1>,<h2>,<h3> tags for headings and title & alt descriptions for images), get respectable sites to link to you then sit back and wait for a month or two.
Don't bother with <meta> tags, nobody uses them anymore.
Well you can slightly speed up the process by actually submitting them to the engines?? ^^

Each engine has a submission page but i recommend using
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Old 07-11-2006, 18:48   #33
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Dont submit to the search engines, it usually get ignored and some search engines blacklist automatic engine submissions.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:46   #34
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New on the web site and browsing the posts and FWIW...

I see you recommend 123-reg.co.uk. My experinces with them have not been that good. They take forever to respond to simple requests via email and their phone number is a premium rate line and you pay good money to be left on hold. 0/10 for service in my book. Also take a look here for more infor on this provider.

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Hmm, I find them very quick (by internet standards) to deal with. I registered another domain on Saturday and had a problem (my own casusing changed address and fecked things up). Fired off an email and expected to hear nothing till Monday but there was a reply sat in my inbox within an hour.
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Old 07-05-2007, 23:14   #36
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Hi,

I would recommend www.123-reg.co.uk I have been with them for several years, and yes there can be minor problems, but I prefer to stay put. Pricing is very good as well.

HOSTING.

Having organised you web you need to publish it somewhere, that's the real hard bit because often as not you don't really find out until you have taken the package on what you are in for. To cut to the chase >> Vision Internet are great. Loads of facilities at the back of the hosting package, and remember this is the motor that is going to drive your site on the net, if it's a clapped out old heap it's going nowhere. The back end facilities get really technical and include Fantastico, databases, Forums etc etc.

http://www.visn.co.uk

Take a look at the prices and the bandwidth, I'm on a Pro hosting package and it's worth every penny, previous to Vision I had a package with no support and twice the price and no facilities at all.

Leave it with you.

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Old 06-06-2007, 19:57   #37
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

I'm after creating a simple website so that I can showcase some fish that I have for sale.

I've stumbled across a site that although not finished to the standard I'd like for mine but has the general layout and seems to be very easy to create.

The only issue I have is that running the site looks like it could get expensive if I get much traffic or if I want to use my own domain name.

The site that gave me the idea (and the site I'd create it through) are:

http://www.freewebs.com/cichlids-angelfish/
http://www.freewebs.com/

Now I like the ease of creating the pages and how simple it will be to mark fish out of stock or add new ones as they become of a saleable size. Is there a cheaper site that will do similar things for me but at a more reasonable cost?
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

Really if you're running a business, or creating a website for your business (even if it's just a hobby thing) then it's a good idea to get a domain name and some paid hosting - having adverts and a free domain just doesn't look professional to potential customers.

I haven't used freewebs so can't comment on their website creator tools, but most hosts offer free templates and some kind of easy-to-use interface. Freewebs' paid services do seem a little on the pricey side, but that's probably where they get their money back from the free services.
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

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Really if you're running a business, or creating a website for your business (even if it's just a hobby thing) then it's a good idea to get a domain name and some paid hosting - having adverts and a free domain just doesn't look professional to potential customers.

I haven't used freewebs so can't comment on their website creator tools, but most hosts offer free templates and some kind of easy-to-use interface. Freewebs' paid services do seem a little on the pricey side, but that's probably where they get their money back from the free services.
I'm just no good at creating pages myself, spent ages trying to make three pages (in front page) with photos on them work but couldn't.

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Is there no package I can buy that will give me the features and flexibility of the site above but I can just install on bought webspace?
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

Shaun I can do you a basic hosting account that will allow you to use a proper shopping cart for a £1 a month. If that's the sort of thing your after.

Fantastico is a piece of software offerred by most hosts and allows you to install website applications like blogs, forums and shops in 1 click. Make sure if you get paid hosting it is provided as it is great for the starter website builder.
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I'm just no good at creating pages myself, spent ages trying to make three pages (in front page) with photos on them work but couldn't.

---------- Post added at 20:23 ---------- Previous post was at 19:45 ----------

Is there no package I can buy that will give me the features and flexibility of the site above but I can just install on bought webspace?
if you have hosting with access to cPanel you could look at the 'soholaunch' proggy available to install with fantastico. I haven't tried it, but it looks quite interesting???

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Old 06-06-2007, 23:18   #42
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Shaun I can do you a basic hosting account that will allow you to use a proper shopping cart for a £1 a month. If that's the sort of thing your after.

Fantastico is a piece of software offerred by most hosts and allows you to install website applications like blogs, forums and shops in 1 click. Make sure if you get paid hosting it is provided as it is great for the starter website builder.
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if you have hosting with access to cPanel you could look at the 'soholaunch' proggy available to install with fantastico. I haven't tried it, but it looks quite interesting???

<edit> must type faster
Looks promising. Will have a good read about both bits of software - thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 05-07-2007, 14:03   #43
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

Quick question, the original guide says this forum is hosted by I-web solutions
Is that on a dedicated plan? or one of their listed shared linux/windows plans?
Seems awfully fast if on a shared plan (which is great :P)

From my own experience, if you want to register a com/net/org domain, go with Godaddy.
I've had little to no hassle with them and they seem to be the cheapest to goto
I had an associate of mine who used to work for them, he told me they make nothing from their sales of domains, which is why they're so cheap, but because of that, they try to convince you to buy other things during the registration process
But you do have full control of the domains, their control panel for managing domains is very extensive.

Hosting wise? depends on who you want to go with
There's plenty of free or cheap shared hosting plans in the UK, but once you move into the VPS/Dedicated arena, costs SOAR
If you're concerned about the cost, but want a dedicated or VPS server at a fair price...get one from the USA
But aim for a company who's datacentre is located on the east coast (lower latency/quicker response time)
My server is based in Dallas, Texas in the USA (West coast), but latency is AOK (Click link in signature to test loading time/responsiveness)

As for who to go with? check out www.webhostingtalk.com
You'll find reviews (Both bad and good) of hosting companies, you'll also find special deals posted in their "Hosting offers" forums by companies, which you sometimes don't find on their sites.

I have my own VPS, with 512mb of dedicated ram, 600gb of bandwith and a 60gb disk, it costs me roughly £21/$42 a month and is well worth it.
I use SLHost.com as my host.
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Quick question, the original guide says this forum is hosted by I-web solutions
Is that on a dedicated plan? or one of their listed shared linux/windows plans?
Seems awfully fast if on a shared plan (which is great :P)
AFIAK originally it was hosted elsewhere probably on a shared plan and paid for by the admins/mods. The KP from I-web offered to host the site for free which they took up. The site has advertising on it and now generates enough cash for the site to run on its own paid for dedicated sever.
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Re: The "I want a website" Guide

Yea,it's hosted with 1&1, just noticed the link is at the bottom of the forum,
Be interesting to know what experience the server admins here have had with 1&1, because they don't tend to get rave reviews.
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