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Old 2007-07-28, 2:15pm
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Default I'm changing my domain Host, any suggestions?

I've had globat for past 3 years but want to change for several reasons.

Does anyone know of a hosting service that uses frontpage, is priced reasonable, and has good account support? I hate not being able to talk with someone when I have billing or technical questions!!!
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Old 2007-07-28, 2:20pm
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Godaddy.com, cheap and have great customer service.

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Old 2007-07-28, 3:36pm
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On a side line to GoDaddy.... one of their affiliates is called fuzzymonkey.net WOW you get so many free things with the domain including a shopping cart and a chat room among others. The Fuzzy Monkey's owner is Erin Spiceland and she seems to be very adorable, cheerful and will bend over backwards for you, and answers all questions promptly. ANd the domain is registered with GoDaddy so you get all of their packages too Anyways - that's my 2 cents worth.
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Old 2007-07-28, 4:36pm
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Thank you both....I do have my domains parked with godaddy. I'll check out fussy monkey and godaddy.
I wasn't sure if I could use frontpage with godaddy! I should call them and check
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Old 2007-07-28, 6:15pm
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Dreamhost has been awesome for me so far! & they have strong reviews
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Old 2007-07-29, 12:30pm
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Yes Darlene, you can use frontpage with Godaddy. I use frontpage to edit my pages. Off to check out Fuzzymonkey now.
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godaddy is cheap, but i don't like there control panel
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I have used DrakNet http://www.drak.net since 1999 for my primary site and client sites. I have tried a few other hosts in the past for other sites, but have moved all my sites to Drak for the last several years. I currently have a reseller account with them, but they have very reasonable rates on standard hosting packages.
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Old 2007-07-29, 3:07pm
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booo-hissss to Frontpage tho! You can tell a website that is made with it because of all the errors.
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Old 2007-08-01, 12:37am
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Hi, I'm a new member and am also in the process of wanting to get a web site up and running. I have noticed a lot of people using papashop .... got any comments? What exactly should I look for in a host. I need help with designing as well, though I do have some ideas as to what I need. Info as in charges for credit card, paypal use? I want to be able to post my own pics and make changes or additions my self. What are reasonable costs per month? Sorry I'm so long winded but have gone round and round about a site but really need some advice from people in the know and that is you guys. Thanks for taking time to reply, I know you're all busy.
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Old 2007-08-07, 5:34pm
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www.Readyhosting.com is $99 a year. It has a ftp system that you can choose your file and upload pretty easily.

I don't have experience with anything else so I can't compare it to any of the above hosts. But I never had a problem with FP either, I know there are better programs but it is easy to use.
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Old 2007-08-07, 9:08pm
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I recommend StartLogic. They're well-priced, and have great customer service!
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Old 2007-08-15, 1:27pm
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Old 2007-08-15, 9:11pm
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booo-hissss to Frontpage tho! You can tell a website that is made with it because of all the errors.
Yep, FrontPage puts a bunch of extra code in, all Microsoft stuff and bloats the hell out of the page as well. Frankly, it's one of the crudiest WYSIWYG editors. But as long as you like it and it works for ya, pay no attention to me, I'm just a code monkey .
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Old 2007-08-16, 8:03am
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Hi, I'm a new member and am also in the process of wanting to get a web site up and running. I have noticed a lot of people using papashop .... got any comments? What exactly should I look for in a host. I need help with designing as well, though I do have some ideas as to what I need. Info as in charges for credit card, paypal use? I want to be able to post my own pics and make changes or additions my self. What are reasonable costs per month? Sorry I'm so long winded but have gone round and round about a site but really need some advice from people in the know and that is you guys. Thanks for taking time to reply, I know you're all busy.
I use Pappashop and like them a lot. I haven't always had my questions answered very well but it has always pretty much got worked out. I would stay with them.
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Old 2007-08-16, 9:53am
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I use Pappashop too...it's easy for folks like me who have enough to learn already. At first I was convinced I'd have no problem learning the fancy stuff and creating my own website -- well, then I found that 18 months went by and I hadn't even started.

My site was not designed by Pappashop, or their affiliates -- so that's an option too. although, I've seen several cute Pappashop designed sites too.
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Old 2007-08-16, 7:31pm
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I use Pappashop. They have been excellent to work with. First, I used their templates to set up my site. I had all the help needed to get started. Later, I had someone design a custom site for me and we were able to keep Pappashop as the host. Their prices are very reasonable and I feel that they have gone the extra mile whenever there was a problem to solve. They have also been very helpful making referrals for other services that I needed, such as getting set up to take credit cards.
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I had a dedicated server with 1and1.com and it was down constantly. I finally washed my hands of them, with great relief.
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Old 2007-08-30, 11:36am
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I just changed to hardhathosting.com. They are in Kansas City and they answer the telephone. Plus they work with X-Cart!
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Old 2007-08-30, 12:22pm
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I had a dedicated server with 1and1.com and it was down constantly. I finally washed my hands of them, with great relief.
You're the first one that I have heard that has had a problem. We have four of our sites with them, and close to 75 customer sites with them. Some for up to 5 years running. Never had any of them go down for more than a few minutes.
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Old 2007-09-07, 10:34pm
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I highly recommend Camelot Hosting. I run a couple of e-stores and numerous informational sites through them and have only good things to say.

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Old 2007-09-08, 9:39pm
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Well I"m scrapping X-cart and now looking at Pappa and GoDad.
I am too simple for X-Cart!

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Old 2007-09-10, 4:37pm
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Well after an intensive weekend of research I ended up at Camelot Hosting and am going to try my hand at Zen Cart. Camelot installed it for me and they work weekends. That was a big thing for me because that's when I get almost everything done. I did call Godaddy and the salesman knew less about The shopping cart than I did. Not a good sign.
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Old 2007-09-12, 7:23am
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I have been using godaddy for eight years. They are the largest registrars for domains and is one of the largest hosting companies in the world. If 24/7 customer service means anything to you you need to use godaddy...Goddaddy has many employees that are being trained to take calls..they may not have all the answers but if you ask the right questions you will get answers...if a customer service tech does not know the answer they will up the call level to a senior tech.

My Basic opinion...if your willing to spend as much time on you glasswork as you are on your web site then by all means do it! You will save much money. However if you not willing to spend the time, hire someone to design you web site, so you can do what you do best...make beads!

There are many mistakes that people make when designing web sites. Large picture files is the main culprit. Pictures that are not properly resized to be web safe will kill a site in a heart beat. Improper use of Fonts...not every machine has the same font sets as you do..

As for frontpage...Do not belive all that you hear about frontpage "adding stuff" as for the hard code guru's out there they know what they are doing however most of those site are very dull and lack good design qualities. WYSIWYG is exactly what is means...however even in Dreamweaver you will get stuff that is not where you put it on your layout!

Frontpage is a great editor...once you get the hang of it you can wiz right thru pages...just get your paragraph formats correct and also make use of tables and try not to use frames if your concerned with rankings...

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Old 2007-09-23, 10:29pm
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I'm really happy witht he help I got from Camelot. I am up and running! Yippee!
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