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Hosting for first(test) website

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by hatsby, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    Hey all
    I recently bought my domain and now I need to find hosting for it.

    Since it's only test webiste(going to be review site) and it's not .co m and I was wondering what host should I choose for this 1 month.

    Should I buy good/reliable hosting I found for ~3.5$/mo, go with bluehost for 1.95$/mo (even though I've read many opinions that they are terrible) or just go with some kind of free hosting since my site is going to be for tests this month ?
    And does every hosting service use cpanel?

    I can't wait to finally start so please help me with this:) Thanks
     
  2. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    Just get a cheap hosting for the first month. I personally used host mantis' $1.29 per month hosting for my test/CB landing page sites. It has cpanel and quite decent specs.
     
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  3. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    Hmm but the problem is, it seems hostmantis doesn't support .pw when I'm trying to move my domain o_O
    Or should I type my domain in the last option ' I will update my nameservers on an existing domain Or I will register a new domain' ?
     
  4. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    np it's fixed

    15chars
     
  5. soccerlover

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    Use prewebhost (google it ),I've 12 sites with them and they just cost $1/m with 90 days money back :)
    I though it was cheap and not reliable, but it is :) You can try it.
     
  6. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    Actually hostmantis sounded great and it was the hosting that approved buying ONLY 1MONTH(bluehost offers only 1 year sub) but when I tried to pay this happened...
    "Our system has deemed your order to be potentially high risk and therefore it has been held for manual review."
    What the hell?

    Welp, If their support doesn't help me with this I think I'll go with namecheap hosting(9.99 for 1 year and 3 websites so it's great because I wanna expand my business anyway)
     
  7. Gogol

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    I would suggest Digital Ocean/ Wable. You are going to have a pretty tough time setting them up but once you figure out how to, you are gonna rock. Digital ocean for instance has very well written documentation on how to setup server from scratch, which applies to any linux hosting for that matter.

    Don't go for cheap hosting providers like bluehost or so on ( even HG is crap these days), instead learn the hard way.
     
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  8. SYKing

    SYKing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Go with ipage hosting, It is $1/month for a single website, Buy a deal for 6 months and you will all set to go.
     
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  9. TrafficWizard

    TrafficWizard Junior Member

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    Good luck with first website hatsby !


    1. Never go with free hosting, if You want to go host some randompagename on free hosting not your main domain.
    2. You got what you pay for so price &reviews are essential if you want good support/hosting safety (tho safety is no word for using online)

    What review's your website is gonna be about ? mind share :)
     
  10. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    Well the few last days I'm constantly researching and looking for a good niche and I think I found something in specific gardening, but it's so small that cb only have like 10 products, 4 of them sell but the vendors didn't respond to my emails so they aren't serious about it(kinda sucks)

    I'm also thinking doing something from health/fitness because that's my hobby but market is so huge you have to find something really specific:)

    And also I desperately need that wesite to cloak links because I have few sources where I already get traffic but aff links are hella ugly

    //BTW thanks for advices guys I'm still looking at options and some of them are really good
     
  11. rodude

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    I would suggest Digital Ocean but is not managed!
     
  12. tonybao

    tonybao Power Member Premium Member

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    Yes, you can try to Ipage hosting.
     
  13. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    Problem is it's 2.25$/month and you can ONLY buy 1 year. I want hosting which I can buy for 1 month so for now hostmantis wins but I'm waiting for the support to fix my payment.
     
  14. rodude

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    You can try hostgator with 1 cent for first month.
     
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  15. senzu

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    I'll have to recommend a vps like digital ocean or linode. I moved to linode and am loving it. You'll have to spend a weekend learning and setting it up but it's worth it. Try webmin+virtualmin or something like zpanel if you want a control panel.
     
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  16. TrafficWizard

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    GL, about CB products oh my I have bad luck promoting them :) I guess I did wrong haha, still I see them as 97% of fake stuff what people would never buy.

    cloacking links should be easy ;) search BHW for that a lot of free options and guides.
     
  17. hatsby

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    Update:
    Ok I bought hosting for 1cent with hostgator because it seemed like nobrainer.
    I got all the info in the email, I changed dns on namecheap, but website still doesn't work. Is it because it takes time before new dns activate? Because idk if this is normal
    //Update2
    Ok I went to sleep and now site is working, gonna be busy day
     
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  18. Aty

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    Dedicated or shared, depends on how many visitors you expect. Also consider SSD hosting.
     
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    Try digital ocean for two months free.you ll get $10 credit for just adding your card to digital ocean use coupen code: "SHIPITFAST" while adding card.
     
  20. hatsby

    hatsby Newbie

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    I think I'll try digital ocean in 1 month when my current hosting ends