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REALLY Cheap Way To Host Small Landing Pages

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Quake120, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Quake120

    Quake120 Junior Member

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    I have seen so many posts saying 'I only have $20, how can I get hosting for super cheap?', I decided to give back some to this community with a way of hosting small landing pages for pennies.

    Before I begin, I must stress a few things:
    • This WILL NOT work for things like Wordpress, Joomla, etc. This WILL NOT work with any PHP or other server-side scripting (Python, PHP, Perl, ASP, etc. Javascript, WILL WORK, however, so you can still do things like contact forms if they can be pointed at a service like MailChimp, etc).
    • This is best for simple landing pages, not blogs.
    • This WILL require a credit card, but there are no upfront fees or account load amounts, etc.

    What we're going to do here is to use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to host a static page. The host I am most familiar with is Rackspace. You can sign up for an account at www.rackspace.com.

    After your account is created at Rackspace, here is the procedure:

    1) Click 'Storage' on the top navigation, then go to "Files" on the fly-out menu.
    2) Click the 'Create Container' button and give your container a name. The region shouldn't matter too much. Choose the "Static Website" button. Click "Create Container".
    3) Click 'Upload Files' and upload the content of your website. Be sure you upload an index.html file! Remember, if your site relies on PHP, THIS WILL NOT WORK.
    4) Click "Container" at the top in the breadcrumb navigation to go back to your list of containers.
    5) Click the gear next to your container and choose 'View All Links'. Copy the HTTP link.

    Now you have a link to your page that is served on Rackspace's CDN. Use that link and point your domain name at it with a CNAME record.
    The benefits here are that the CDN is super fast, and it is dirt cheap. I have quite a few things served this way and I rarely have a bill over a few bucks a month. This may vary depending on your traffic. If you are getting tens of thousands of hits per day, you would probably be better off with a full host (although if you are getting tens of thousands of hits per day, I doubt you need cheap hosting :))

    If you need hosting for Wordpress or something, PM me and I can hook you up with some full hosting for cheap.
     
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  2. Legends3

    Legends3 Newbie

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    'I only have $20, how can I get hosting for super cheap?'
    $20 is very enough for hosting though... There are many websites that offer $3-4/month for topnotch hosting
     
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  3. Quake120

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    You are very correct in saying that there are hosting providers that do $3-$4/month hosting, BUT to get that price you usually have to sign up for a year or more, or if you do less, the price is more, AND you have to pay a setup fee. That's just what I've seen in my experience.
    There is another benefit to the method I posted above: It is EXTREMELY fast wherever the page visitor is because it is a CDN (Content Delivery Network), which sends the files to servers all around the world.
     
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    Nice post OP.

    There is also 12$ / year GoDaddy hosting. Not that I am promoting them, it's just that its cheap. Crap, yes. But cheap.
    And you can always make a landing page on blogger, there was a guide here, on making it really neat and fancy..
     
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  5. loedown

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    I as well can hook it up on hosting :)
     
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    I wouldn't trust a hosting company that didn't even bother to make a website, just the basic theme of their billing system lol.
     
  8. whateverfree

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    You have to move your site from GoDaddy to other because after 1st year because the renew price will be $6.99/month.

    I height recommend everyone go with Interserver, the regular price for unlimited Litespeed, SSD hosting is $5/month but you can buy using life time coupon code only $1.99/month, plus $1.99/.COM domain too. http://www.godaddycoupon.online/interserver/
     
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    If you're really worried about pricing you can always make and host a custom lander with drag 'n drop builders like Weebly; embed a form in and get design going so you can further send traffic for free.
     
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    Weebly the free package does not allows CNAME domain to your site, also no Google index !?, the paid package cost $8/month minimum, expensive , see http://www.weebly.com/pricing#