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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Rev. Lowery, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Rev. Lowery

    Rev. Lowery New Member

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    As some of you may know I own a small PC repair shop which I run from home.

    I also have a website but its not profitable and its costing me $39.99 per month and this is money I could use somewhere else, do you thing it is vital in the pc industry to have a website? OR should I tough it out? and reopen the site once I have the income?
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    Definitely move to a cheaper site. Determine what you're paying $40 a month for, and then shop around.
     
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    Check out 1&1 Hosting. Their packages are pretty reasonable.

    Odds are the you would only need one of the low-end packages. Their most expensive Linux package is only $14.99 right now (usually $19.99). That comes with 5 domains, 600 subdomains, 300 GB storage, 4000 email accounts... way more than you need, eh?

    Check 'em out.
     
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    Also check with your local library, city and county, many run big servers and sell space cheap. I've had an account with my library for several years. 140 a year and that is after a 30 dollar raise this year.

    As to whether you need one, if you can afford it I'd say yes, but if you can't afford it then don't.

    Personally I often check out new businesses online locally and if they don't have a site I may or may not drive to see them, usually not. But then I am a computer nut that needs lots of parts, and junk :laugh:
     
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    my site is

    www.jlcustompc.com

    I have way more than 18 pages and I would need hosting that offers unlimited pages and products and I don't think anyone does what I need them to do cheaper. If you can recommend webhosting fantastic!

    1&1 want work I would need there developer eshop package which is $49.99


    Thanks for all your help!
     
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    Don't know the limits but I've had earthlink.net for years. You are limited to 10 meg each on 5 accounts I think. Also, though some don't like godaddy.com I've been with them a year plus and seems to work for me.

    Networksolutions.com used to be high priced but I went to transfer a domain from them to godaddy and they met the price so might be worth a look.

    Sharp site!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    geocities is great for beginners and ppl looking to just have a site they are not capable of giving me what I want and need.........I may already have the best deal my only other option that I know of that is better and cheaper is going through one of my distributors they actually host, market, and control inventory but you have to pay upfront for 1 year and its hard to come up with large lump sums of cash!
     
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    My husband does webhosting - he's $24.50 a month, I think. You can contact him at bob at seekone.com Seekone.com has a listing of a few of the sites he has. He's not a big place but he's good. ;) We also have our church website with him (www.nbc.org)
     
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    My friend and I do web hosting (free ministry hosting through minihost.org, paid personal/business hosting through blue-ion.net). If you tell me what you need, I can give you a free custom quote and hopefully shave a good chunk off your hosting bill every month.
     
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    what ever hosting i get i need it to provide everything i need to run a e-shop

    with unlimited products and pages!

    www.jlcustompc.com is my site i need host that does it all!
     
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    How much server space are you using now? And bandwidth statistics?

    I use pjlhosting.com

    $50 a year for 500 megs. Shopping cart support. $10 more per year for MySQL.

    There are others out there that offer more space for about the same price, but they've done right by me.
     
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