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Hi, everyone,

This topic is related to another one I started, WordPress for Website. My question now is, can anyone recommend non-free but not exorbitant places to host my website?

Thanks,
Gatz
#1 - January 29, 2017, 07:20 PM
SurfYourOwnMind.com, children's creativity blog currently in development.

Squarespace squarespace squarespace. (squarespace.com) Hands down the best bang for your buck. Super easy to use, beautiful base templates with tons of flexibility for customization (that doesn't feel overwhelming... you don't need to know a drop of code to customize), a one-stop-shop of 24/7 support from people who know the ins and outs of their system, worth every penny you pay (which isn't terrible). PLUS they give you a free 2-week trial to see if you like it or not, so I highly recommend you give it a shot!
#2 - January 30, 2017, 03:14 AM
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workingtitlestudio.com

Lindsay, thanks a bunch!  What a great group this is.

I'll check it out.

Gatz
#3 - January 30, 2017, 08:47 AM
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Just started up my Wordpress website this past month and am using Bluehost.  I thought it was reasonably priced and the customer service is great too.  Also, they make it easy to connect to Wordpress.  Check out Bluehost's tutorials on Youtube--a great resource.
#4 - February 01, 2017, 02:36 PM

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From my own experience can I just say that, which ever host you choose, make sure they are in the same country as you. Otherwise, contacting them in an emergency/with a difficulty can be so much harder.
Best of luck with it!
#5 - February 01, 2017, 03:01 PM
My Australia - National Library of Australia (April 2018)
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink (August 2018)

www.juliemurphybooks.com

Thanks so much, Kiteflyer and Julie. Little by little, I'm getting closer.

Gatz
#6 - February 10, 2017, 07:40 PM
SurfYourOwnMind.com, children's creativity blog currently in development.

I use Weebly for my classroom website and they host for reasonable price - I think I got two years for around a hundred bucks. They offer many templates that are easy to use, too.  I'm not sure how the templates would translate to a writers website, but it may be worth checking out.
#7 - February 11, 2017, 01:35 PM

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Go Daddy is reasonable.
#8 - February 11, 2017, 04:51 PM
ROYALLY ENTITLED (inspirational/historical YA) and OOPS-A-DAISY (humorous MG) out now.  http://www.melodydelgado.com/

Just a note on hosting. Wix, Weebly and Squarespace are all integrated platforms that will only host their own websites - they don't sell hosting to anybody but customers of their platforms. So you can't for instance host a Wordpress site on any of those sites.

When trying to research different hosting providers and their reputations an customer service, this site is invaluable - http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

It's aimed at the professional hosting community but if you do a search for any hosting company that you are considering using you will find reviews and comments from existing customers that may help you make a decision. If you really want good support it's worth considering managed hosting and spending a little extra on upgrading to a VPS - an entry level VPS with Knownhost will cost $285 per year but get's you a powerful SSD server with a choice of 4 locations. https://www.knownhost.com/managed-ssd-vps-hosting.html

Hope that helps.
#9 - February 15, 2017, 11:59 PM
Frequency - Design for Authors
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