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beginner, need guidance in picking host and services

by tml81 / March 10, 2012 2:46 AM PST

Hi, I have to create a website for my family business. I have done some research and found that HostGator, JustHost, GoDaddy are some of the best out there but I am not sure which one I should go with. The website will be simple with information about our business, pictures, the type of services we offer and their price and most like a "search bank" that will let them see our previous work according to the type.

Is it easy to create a simple website like that? I have no previous experience in this sort of stuff but I learn fairly quickly. I read that wordpress is good for this so maybe I should be looking for a host that has wordpress scripts installed right? Also, how much disk space/bandwidth do you guys reckon I will need? The website will be on our business card only. Also, will I need to pay extra for those SSL certificates or stuff like that? I have no idea what they are but noticed many hosts offer them. I won't be selling anything on our website, it'll be more of an informational website for our family business.

Thank you! I really appreciate it!

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Wordpress is a great option
by Crailsheim7180 / March 17, 2012 4:06 AM PDT

Mainly because you can do a lot without actually knowing HTML and PHP. Plus, there are lots of plugins for all kinds of extra functionality.

However, if you will be using Wordpress, stay away from Godaddy.

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by Sovereign Forum moderator / March 17, 2012 2:28 PM PDT

<b>Is it
easy to create a simple website like that?</b>
If you are using something like Wordpress, then yes. You can start with one of many templates and then basically just plugin your content.

<b>I read that
wordpress is good for this so maybe I should be looking for a host that
has wordpress scripts installed right?</b>
Any paid host will do. Most likely they will come with a one-click installer of Wordpress, but even if not, you can manually install it. Just make sure you get a host that has databases, such as MySQL, included.

<b>Also, how much disk
space/bandwidth do you guys reckon I will need?</b>
Most hosting companies will provide more than enough.

<b>Also, will I need to pay extra for those SSL
certificates or stuff like that?</b>
You will only need this if you are selling things or are asking the user for sensitive information.

~Sovereign

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