New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Web Design and Hosting Creating sites, scripting, and hosting discussions.

Web hosting.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Namingweary

 
Member Since: May 08, 2008
Posts: 76
Namingweary is on a distinguished road

Namingweary is offline
Okay so I am looking to get some web hosting and a domain for myself, however, I am having a hard time choosing. I am reading reviews, looking at top lists.

Any recommendations or good sources to read from? I really want a reliable company but it's so hard when people constantly right reviews and they could be random.

Mac hosting seems a bit expensive at 99 bucks a year at 8.95 a month. I don't know, I also don't have 99 bucks to front right away. Unless someone can persuade me why it's SO GOOD?
QUOTE Thanks
Waterpolo820

 
Waterpolo820's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 28, 2008
Location: the OC, SoCal
Posts: 536
Waterpolo820 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2x 2.2 C2D MBP 15", 3x Mac Classic, Mac Mini, iPhone 3G, Clamshell

Waterpolo820 is offline
Well with Mac hosting is supposed to get a price cut at WWDC, so that is what I suggest to do, wait 6 more days.

"In a world full of ordinaries,
I will be extraordinary"
QUOTE Thanks
Namingweary

 
Member Since: May 08, 2008
Posts: 76
Namingweary is on a distinguished road

Namingweary is offline
What is WWDC and is there anywhere to read about this to what the rumored prices would be?
QUOTE Thanks
AConfire

 
AConfire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2008
Location: California
Posts: 146
AConfire will become famous soon enough

AConfire is offline
The WWDC is the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Just a conference in which Apple released updates, products, info, and upgrades etc'.

You can check out the rumors from google search and for an in-depth description of WWDC, click here

You can wait for the WWDC and then see what was discussed.

As far as host's, IX Webhosting isn't that bad. I'm currently web mastering a site there, and it's going fine.

I've heard good things about Host Monster and I believe Blue Host or something like that.

Good luck.
-AC



View my photography blog Here!
QUOTE Thanks
Eric559

 
Eric559's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 18, 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,185
Eric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: 2.16GHz C2D MacBook w/ 2GB RAM & 120GB HD. HTC Droid Incredible.

Eric559 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namingweary View Post
Okay so I am looking to get some web hosting and a domain for myself, however, I am having a hard time choosing. I am reading reviews, looking at top lists.

Any recommendations or good sources to read from? I really want a reliable company but it's so hard when people constantly right reviews and they could be random.

Mac hosting seems a bit expensive at 99 bucks a year at 8.95 a month. I don't know, I also don't have 99 bucks to front right away. Unless someone can persuade me why it's SO GOOD?
Well first off tell us what type of website you are going to create.
QUOTE Thanks
Namingweary

 
Member Since: May 08, 2008
Posts: 76
Namingweary is on a distinguished road

Namingweary is offline
That is somewhat irrelevant, it's going to be personal though.
QUOTE Thanks
Eric559

 
Eric559's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 18, 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,185
Eric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: 2.16GHz C2D MacBook w/ 2GB RAM & 120GB HD. HTC Droid Incredible.

Eric559 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namingweary View Post
That is somewhat irrelevant, it's going to be personal though.
No it's not irrelevant.

We need to know what type of website you are planning to have in order to suggest hosting. Now .Mac hosting is fine if your looking at starting a personal website. It's not good if your going to run a website with any sort of scripts or backends. Get it?

For domain registration I would suggest Hostway. It's $7.95/yr and I used them to register all my domain names. The .Mac service would be good for your website. Not quite sure they offer domain's but I think they do. Dreamhost is a good host also and I've used them in the past.
QUOTE Thanks
JohnTheMacGeek

 
JohnTheMacGeek's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 05, 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 874
JohnTheMacGeek has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Mid 2009 MacBook Pro  Mid 2007 iMac  4G iPod Touch  iPhone 4S  iPad

JohnTheMacGeek is offline
I've used GoDaddy for almost two years and they've been great. My renewal is coming up and I have no reason to look elsewhere.

QUOTE Thanks
voiceofra

 
voiceofra's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2007
Location: St Helens, OR, USA
Posts: 250
voiceofra has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook CoreDuo 2Ghz 768M RAM

voiceofra is offline
I've been with DreamHost for several years.
Some people ***** and moan about them, but I've never had any issues or down time that wasn't scheduled...the occasional unplanned outage, but I'd say a 98% up time.
Good rate plans, storage space, etc.
QUOTE Thanks
naftalim

 
Member Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posts: 213
naftalim is on a distinguished road

naftalim is offline
The questions about what kind of site you want to build/run are legitimate and asked with the intent to help you. I was an executive at a large web host for several years, so can try to help you as well. A good site where hosting is dicussed is http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

Now, if you are planning to run a simple website, yes, .mac will work just fine. If you are looking for something more complex, then a web host or a reseller for web hosting can help you. You have to figure out first what kind of site you are looking for.

Do you want the site hosted on a UNIX, Windows or Mac server? Most of the time with the control panels offered by web hosts, this won't matter, If you want to administer some aspects of the site yourself, then it does make a difference. Will you be offering ecommerce on the site? What kind of traffic are you expecting? (this may impact whether you get a shared hosting site or a dedicated server)

Most web hosts kind of guide you through this process of selection.

I would personally recommend NetNation for great service, they are now part of Hostway. netnation.ca Not the cheapest around but they have been around for 11 years and have solid infrastructure and support

Not to be biased, 1 and 1 is also good I hear. GoDaddy is aggressive, I don't know how good their service is.

iMac 20" Alu, Macbook Air 1.6, Time Capsule, Apple TV, iPhone 8GB
QUOTE Thanks
Stretch

 
Stretch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: Central New York
Posts: 4,779
Stretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD

Stretch is offline
I use Downtownhost.com and have had excellent service. Customer service is the best I've had. Replies are prompt and informative, and I've never had a problem getting a problem solved.

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.10
QUOTE Thanks
Scott Baret

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 117
Scott Baret has a spectacular aura about

Scott Baret is offline
Does anyone have any experience with Fat Cow? I'm considering them and have seen their ads in the Mac magazines for years.
QUOTE Thanks
InfTek

 
InfTek's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 8
InfTek is on a distinguished road

InfTek is offline
Fat Cow has a good rep from what we here.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Forum Hosting | Site Map? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
e-commerce web hosting bench589 Web Design and Hosting 3 03-29-2012 12:07 PM
Web Browsers novicew OS X - Apps and Games 80 04-10-2010 12:02 PM
US web hosting Alexis Web Design and Hosting 5 04-11-2007 04:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?