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hi I'm looking to open a online business,bought the domain name recently. I need make a website and manage it. which website shall I use to host and manage it. thanks in advance taking out time to … Read More
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
hi I'm looking to open a online business,bought the domain name recently.
I need make a website and manage it.
which website shall I use to host and manage it.
thanks in advance taking out time to reply me
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
go daddy is probably a simple option but there some free hosters to and you can move to paid once you are up and running? hostinger I think has a free option.
#2
Hi. you will need a place to host your website (not a website to host websites) and to determine who you choose to host it depends on what features you require and the volume of traffic you anticipate, with this info you can determine the hardware requirements. You will quite likely need a dedicated server, rather than a shared host.

If you do not have experience in managing and securing a website where financial transactions and user credentials are handled, I would strongly suggest either paying a contractor to set it up and discuss maintenance, or, find someone you can employ.

there are, however, platforms where you can build ecommerce sites fairly simply, this may prove a viable option for building a pilot site.
banned#3
why not try shopify? its hosting and e-commerce in one
#4
I use a company called https://www.helpinghost.com/. Super cheap at $2 a month for the TwoPlus Plan. THis is what you get:

up to 2 Websites
(more web sites only $0.99/mo)
20 E-Mail Accounts
Over 300 pre-installed apps
such as WordPress and Joomla
MySQL and PHP

Perfect if you want to setup with Wordpress (easily the easiest out of the box with WooCommerce etc.)
#5
I think try a free host for now.
no point spending a great deal straight away.
don't forget to buy a ssl certificate a lot of people won't buy if it's not a https site.
#6
stefromuk
I think try a free host for now.
no point spending a great deal straight away.
don't forget to buy a ssl certificate a lot of people won't buy if it's not a https site.
nice trick to ssl is to just set up a free cloudflare acc and leech off theirs
#7
murtgurge
stefromuk
I think try a free host for now.
no point spending a great deal straight away.
don't forget to buy a ssl certificate a lot of people won't buy if it's not a https site.
nice trick to ssl is to just set up a free cloudflare acc and leech off theirs


lol not heard of that
not messed about with websites for some time.
#8
Good quality UK hosting with friendly service United Hosting.

Cheap as chips UK server but US company Namecheap, might get you started and do SSL cheap too. Some ecommerce installations included for you to customise.
#9
This is my area I'll try to help. What experience do you have, how technical are you ? what features do you need in the site ? how much is you budget ? how do you prefer to take payment ?

Be very careful in this area as many people talk but they have not walked the path you plan. Developers will promote shopping carts but have never used them in a real business, they are talking about their own experience which WILL be different to yours. So you may end up with something like Magneto which is great but expensive to run and maintain long term, if you business is slow to build it could kill you. Or the may push you toward a slow ready made solution which doesn't have the features you need doesn't play well with search engines and would also kill you.

Bear in mind you might not understand exactly what your needs are so don't jump into a long term deal if you can help it. Good hosting need not cost a lot but it really depends on what your business is. For example if you are selling a simple sevice or one product Wordpress options are ideal and hositng for that might be £30 a year. Put if you are selling clothes which need multi dimensional options on colour & size you might be better of with a more advance shopping cart like Cs-Cart. The are perhaps 20-30 other options between those two.

Feel free to contact me, I'm not selling you anything as I'm retired but might be able to help further. I created online shops and ran them for 20 years.
#10
Its all depends on the technology you are going to use for your website.

The answer can only decide what is best for your circumstances.
#11
Look and play with WordPress.com. Get a feel for it and then decide if it's for you. No software needed as all done online. Won't cost a penny at WordPress.com but you have restrictions with what you can do. After messing with it for a few days consider getting a hosted version of WordPress where the site can be coded and you may need to pay for help if you can't do it yourself. I'm happy with the free wordpress.com site I made myself and I have no IT skills. Hosted WordPress is what you want though. Stay away from godaddy if you can

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