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A VERY Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Noah Hawryshko, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    So I just bought a $0.99 domain from GoDaddy, but I don't actually know how to or if I can find free hosting. All I really need is WordPress-compatible hosting with cPanel, but I feel like that's not going to be free one way or another.

    And once I find the hosting, how do I point my domain name towards it? Apologies for the noob question.
     
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    javabro Power Member

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    [example with Hostgator]
     
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    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You add your hosts name servers to Godaddy under the DNS. will look like NS1. and NS2.
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    there are a lot of cheap hosting on BHW, or google free website hosting. Once you find it they will give you nameservers 1 and nameservers 2 for example, just copy and paste that into the change name servers in your godaddy account
     
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    juanpopo Power Member

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    you can find free hosting with wordpress, but in most cases the service provided is sheit, check out the market place you'll find good options at low pricess :)

    By the way, do not use hostgator or arvixe by any means
     
  6. fanatik1389

    fanatik1389 Regular Member

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    Screw free hosting. They always suck. Cheap ones also suck. It takes money to make money. :)
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The best free host I've used was Freehostia. They have a 1-click install for Wordpress and the server speed is pretty good for a free web host.

    However, they do have their flaws:
    1. Expect your website to only have about 95% uptime (that's probably being generous).
    2. I've had a couple of experiences where they move my site without letting me know, and I lose any updates I made to the site an hour before the migration.
    3. You can't use private emails without upgrading to their paid hosting. SMTP is disabled.
    4. You also can't use antispam or contact forms for the reason above.
    5. A new Wordpress website should load in roughly 1.5 seconds on their servers. This isn't great, but the hosting is free, so you can't complain.
    Despite their flaws, I really like them for small websites and clients who want to cut down costs as much as possible (
    Awardspace is another free host, although I never got around to using them.

    To point your domain to your web host, follow these instructions
    https://www.godaddy.com/help/find-my-websites-nameservers-6795

    Hypothetically, if you were to go with Freehostia, they would send you your nameservers in an email. You can also view these nameservers on your web hosting dashboard.

    Once you point the nameservers to your web host, wait 24 hours for the DNS to propagate. In case you're wondering what that means, it means that your website won't necessarily be "the same" around the world until the DNS is finished propagating (e.g., you'll see your Wordpress site, although someone in Russia may see your parked domain page).
     
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  8. Kohan

    Kohan Newbie

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    Blogger have a free hosting
     
  9. remon24

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    Use Whdms they are providing 1 year free hosting with c-panel then change the nameservers in the godaddy account to the nameservers of the host.
     
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    ektashiledar BANNED BANNED

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    tried awardspace
    u cant even use jetpack
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yep, I believe Awardspace doesn't allow you to use Jetpack, Akismet, contact forms, or anything that requires a connection to another website.
     
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    ektashiledar BANNED BANNED

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    yup
    free hosting is a joke
     
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    You can for cheap hosting, i page hosting is charging $1.99 per month and very reliable. I am not an affiliate of ipage but you can choose for any other cheap web hosting. Don't go for free hosting as these type of hosting will churn your time and efforts.
     
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    ektashiledar BANNED BANNED

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    fatcow also goes 12 usd/yr
     
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    No bro, its fine, its not a dump question. You actually don't know and that's it.
    I would recommend don't use free hosting as you will have many problems. Get a standard hosting so that you don't have any problem relating to slow uploading, security issues, storage issues and many other issues.
    There are lot of great hosting providers like Bluehost, Justhost, hostgator, Greengeeks etc where you can find very cheap hosting according to your need.
     
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    Fatcow 3.85 a month,I think its very good price,can any other people suggest good sites too??I want to buy host and domain and try to blog.
     
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    While it's important to save money, you don't want to be too cheap always looking for the freebies. Visualize the future and invest in your business.

    Namespace is a pretty cheap and offers good solutions to your problem.
     
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