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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by dr.doom, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. dr.doom

    dr.doom Junior Member

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    Hi,

    can anyone give me a free web hosting recomandation? Their hosting has to work with wordpress (sry, if noobish condition i am new to IM)!
    Are there any disadvantages with free webhosting (I am planing to do a wordpress newspaper site, if that is important). Btw. I am planing to purchase a .com adress on godaddy, good or bad idea?

    thx for your help
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    You get what you (dont) pay for. You'll probably get offers on this forum for free hosting, but lets look at the problems:

    Are they a hosting provider or someone that is just offering? Hosting companies are usually staffed by experts that know how and why things fail. If the hardware dies, you can expect a replacement within an hour. If they're not a provider (or atleast have a presence at the datacenter) then it could take a long time for problems to work their way up the chain. You also have to deal with likely slowdowns and maybe even getting your site + data stolen, and then you locked out.

    How many people have it? Hosting is not infinite, you can only have so many sites before the server starts to get slow from all the processing going on. This is common on oversold (paid) hosts, but does happen on free hosts.

    What are the limits? Is there a max amount of mails based on the account or the server? If its based on the account, then the IP is likely blacklisted for emailing which means nothing will inbox. If its based on the server, your mails may bounce due to the server hitting the limit.

    How is support? Do they respond 24/7/365 or is it just a single person? Do they do hosting full-time? If not, then if something goes wrong you shouldnt expect any kind of help. If the problem starts causing high CPU/RAM/Network usage, expect to get locked out.



    If you can't afford $7/month for reliable hosting then you should probably do some work on fiverr for some startup cash.
     
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  3. aicko

    aicko Newbie

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    If you know your way around with unix you should try Openshift, they offer a free tier and wordpress autoinstaller which should be enough for up to 50k pageviews month
     
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    I recommend just signing up to a host gator plan or another comparable host. I think the smallest is hatchling or baby or something like that. The poster above me is right - you get what you pay for and free web hosts are not something you want to bother wasting your time with. I mean really what is $3 per month for hosting?
     
  5. macblogger

    macblogger Junior Member

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    In these days hosting is a dime a dozen, just buy real hosting.
     
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  6. antichrist

    antichrist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You could try 000webhost. I used them for a while but the uptime is bad and the server time is slow. I would also suggest using hostgator on their smallest plan. You can also get coupons for your first month only being 1 cent.
     
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    I have hostgator hosting. I wouldnt mind setting your wordpress site up for you on my server.
     
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    Asasin15 Newbie

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    These guys have some good ideas, thanks for posting the question was looking for this too
     
  9. dr.doom

    dr.doom Junior Member

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    Definitly!
    Ok, i will start out with baby on hostgator. Is godaddy a good place to purchase a domain ( I want a .com ) or are there better/cheaper places?
     
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    I'm never gonna buy free things (domains/hostings) NEVER. I'm talking from my experience. Once the domain cannot be renewed, had to call to US - I'm from EU. Once filled a Tax and sent to them. Plus crazy limits. Do some job at McDonalds and earn for a stable and cheap domain and hosting.
     
  11. Zapdos

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    I buy from http://www.internet.bs
    Much more flexible and less BS than godaddy. Godaddy is almost always bad.
     
  12. MrToxicCodes

    MrToxicCodes Newbie

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    I use scottdalehosting They have super cheap pricing. And they have varous plugin and other options
     
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    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    I would nver suggest you to go for free hosting ...

    Its mostly unsafe..:)
     
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    thats true i dont really trust whats for free, you dont ever get real quality with free hosting, you know there is a always some catch
     
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    Free host sucks, i would rather wait till i make some money than i start with that.

    Apart from the fact that they are not reliable, they place ads on your site and also make you business look unprofessional.

    No serious minded person will want to use a free host.
     
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    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    You are right mate but the main problem lies in the hosting security

    They provide ads free hosting but their servers are hacked too easily...

    Thanks
     
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    AimingForTheTop Newbie

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    internetbs is cool.
    offshore company and not with strict rules like godaddy...
     
  18. GutierresSEO

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    Avoid like the plague! Worst than Godaddy only 1&1! Those two have brought me nothing but trouble! Name and namecheap are fine.
    I saw that here in the forum people recommended Internet.bs, so a few weeks ago I gave it a shot. And man, I couldn't be more pleased about it! Those guys are awesome, very helpful what is good for newbies like us, they give you free privacy, they are an offshore registrar(but are now more strict on pharma), if you ever(for some unknown reason) buy a domain to redirect to blogspot they have a very easy way for you to handle that, not so easy with 1&1 though they have cheap prices. But you know what they say, you get what you pay for! And I found this is true for everything in life!
     
  19. dasse

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    almost a year later ........:p

    I have signed up for several servers, vps, etc. Shared Hosting, Linux Vpses, Forget it!!

    For me it is a no brainer, I haven't got the experience necessary for editing command line for server, I tested out the control panel and fantastico, softaculous in order to enable me to have less "hazzles" when editing and building web pages and applications. It ended up in disaster. I have some years experience of running an online business in the early 2000's oscommerce and remember the hazzles from back then, it hasn't got any better really in that sense the cloud is a gift for us people who just want to launch a site, forum, application and start building contents and not sit and milk around with settings and headaches. Also Servers like VPS seem slow in configuring the settings, adding modules etc. Hours of waste and ball scratching.

    I just decided to stick to the cloud, that is my only chance i think, i use Openshift cloud "well it is just like a cloud for me" with three free gears, Openshift seems endless for possibilities, development and linking to other cloud providers like Amazon S3 for storage etc.

    I am also testing the Amazon EC2, google engine and Microsoft cloud or Vuze. I find Amazon easiest of them all, I think the google engine is surprisingly complicated as it relies on many commands and specific setups, Not a walk in the park. Microsofts cloud seems ok but is a bad boy, seems like the master of Cloud, almost feels like flashy and like google chrome somehow! Lol

    But when it comes down to the argument some people/users say that there should be dedicated servers, i think they simply have the now how, and can utilize the resources of the server much more efficient, the cloud can also be a bit tricky to tune in for maximum performance for money spent! For me the extra dollars for the cloud if any is well spent money for my saved time.



    Still I think the free Open shift with 3 gears covers 50 000 visitors per month, that is more than enough.
    They also have a developer community and nice support, you can start out by building your own github, I can recommend that for understanding more of the concept and explore from there.

    They also have silver account 20 USD per month, with 16 gears "small" or "medium", ssl, and some other things, but after 3 free small gears you end up paying per hour for usage, i am thinking about trying that out as soon as my free gears starts generating some sort of income. Seems so easy to just add some gears when needed, they also got a load balancing etc. Etc.

    In counts of number of wordpress sites with domain, you could probably run 6 or more it depends,for free with openshift, every gear has 512 mb ram.


    Just a thought.
    Good luck with choosing
     
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  20. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    i used to run a website on 000webhost with a .cc domain on wordpress it was way back then when i don't know much, before moving to hostgator, they are good specially if you are using it for ftp, btw you have to manually upload wordpress files to ftp server to run a wordpress website.

    If you are willing to buy a .com domain and don't want to spend money on hosting the best thing will be to use .com on blogger.because free hosting always have massive downtimes + affiliate offers will run on your websites all the time when anyone visits.