to provide a Web site interface and/or templates, because then when you want to switch hosts, you most likely can't transfer your Web site because it was created with their proprietary software.
Keeps things separate. Buy a domain from a domain place, buy hosting from a hosting provider, and then use an open source software such as Wordpress (with hundreds of free templates) to manage your Web site.
A good hosting account goes for about $4/mo. And usually you have the ability to upgrade space, bandwidth, etc as needed. That way if your traffic increases, you can increase your plan without any hassle.
I need some advice on setting up a hobby web site. Not too fancy but I need it all and not too expensive.
Looking for a reasonable host that has templates that I can work from; enough space to have pictures, etc.; ability to keep adding to site.
Trying to keep the cost reasonable because this is out of my pocket and will not be selling aything. Maybe some links to possibly generate something but I expect to pay for it myself.
Was trying to find reliable reviews on line, this site or others, and some suggestions.
Thanks from a real novice