Help on starting a business website

Shadowknight

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ETA: Arg, hit enter by accident.

Anyway, is there anywhere I can go to learn about setting up a website like domain registration, hosting, getting advertising banners as well as advertising my site (or at least having it show up when someone runs a google search?)
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: Shadowknight
ETA: Arg, hit enter by accident.

Anyway, is there anywhere I can go to learn about setting up a website like domain registration, hosting, getting advertising banners as well as advertising my site (or at least having it show up when someone runs a google search?)

Domain registration and web hosting are easy, the others are not so easy.

Yes there is a place you can read up about most of that: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

What's your budget for web hosting?
 

olds

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Originally posted by: Shadowknight
ETA: Arg, hit enter by accident.

Anyway, is there anywhere I can go to learn about setting up a website like domain registration, hosting, getting advertising banners as well as advertising my site (or at least having it show up when someone runs a google search?)

Domain registration and web hosting are easy, the others are not so easy.

Yes there is a place you can read up about most of that: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

What's your budget for web hosting?

Web hosting is expensive. I pay a lot!
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GD spelling!
 

Shadowknight

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Originally posted by: RossMANWhat's your budget for web hosting?
It's hard for me to say, as I've never started a website (or a business!) before, but I'd say cheaper is better... I'd say something in the low to middle end, and maybe increase the budget if traffic gets fairly steady.
 

JasonCoder

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Originally posted by: Shadowknight
ETA: Arg, hit enter by accident.

Anyway, is there anywhere I can go to learn about setting up a website like domain registration, hosting, getting advertising banners as well as advertising my site (or at least having it show up when someone runs a google search?)

domain reg: there are umpteen places to do this... as they all do the exact same thing but just have different upsell products, go with the cheapest. I have used GoDaddy.com for years.

hosting: decide what platform/feature set you need and then pick one from the hundreds out there. One of the biggest is interland, while some smaller ones like brinkster, webhost4life and maximumasp are pretty good.

ads: just do some research... google ads are good both ways.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
Web hosting is expensive. I pay a lot!
EDIT
GD spelling!

Chris, STFU ;)

Originally posted by: Shadowknight
Originally posted by: RossMANWhat's your budget for web hosting?
It's hard for me to say, as I've never started a website (or a business!) before, but I'd say cheaper is better... I'd say something in the low to middle end, and maybe increase the budget if traffic gets fairly steady.

That tells me nothing, can you be a little more specific and less vague? I need a NUMBER not a range :)

HostPC.com has a $34.99/yr package but it is budget web hosting.
 

Shadowknight

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Originally posted by: RossMAN

HostPC.com has a $34.99/yr package but it is budget web hosting.
That's a budget one? That's a lot! I'm not expecting a lot of traffic for awhile, so the $6.95 a month package sounds pretty good. I'm surprised at how cheap this stuff is; going over to the somethingawful forums, they have a message saying that their bandwidth costs are over $2,000 a month, so that's why I've been vague/unsure. I guess a total budget of around $200 is pretty reasonable for this endeveur.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: Shadowknight
Originally posted by: RossMAN

HostPC.com has a $34.99/yr package but it is budget web hosting.
That's a budget one? That's a lot! I'm not expecting a lot of traffic for awhile, so the $6.95 a month package sounds pretty good. I'm surprised at how cheap this stuff is; going over to the somethingawful forums, they have a message saying that their bandwidth costs are over $2,000 a month, so that's why I've been vague/unsure. I guess a total budget of around $200 is pretty reasonable for this endeveur.

You do realize that was $34.99 per YEAR not per month, right?

Of course huge forums like SA use thousands of GB of bandwidth per month. Bandwidth isn't cheap but most of them offset that with banners, Google ads, premium memberships, etc. They wouldn't be in business if there wasn't any financial gain running those sites.

Unless you plan on being plugged by CNN, USA Today, slashdot, digg.com then you won't have to worry about spending $$$$ for web hosting.
 

Shadowknight

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
You do realize that was $34.99 per YEAR not per month, right?

Yeah, I guess I was just wanting a little leeway just in case, but I guess I can just give the lowest end package a shot and just monitor things to make sure I don't go over the transfer limit.

Thanks.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: Shadowknight
Originally posted by: RossMAN
You do realize that was $34.99 per YEAR not per month, right?

Yeah, I guess I was just wanting a little leeway just in case, but I guess I can just give the lowest end package a shot and just monitor things to make sure I don't go over the transfer limit.

Thanks.

If your budget is $6/mo there are other web hosting options available with more bandwidth.

I'm sure another AT'er will be along to post a list of web hosts with no explanation on why they're recommending them, just a list of hosts.