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Hi all I have never bought a domain name or hosted a site before... but I'm quite familiar with a few web development languages. Basically I would like to buy a .co.uk domain name and have a few pa… Read More
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi all I have never bought a domain name or hosted a site before... but I'm quite familiar with a few web development languages.

Basically I would like to buy a .co.uk domain name and have a few pages of static content (purely informational) hosted on that (i.e. no php/mysql or server side languages required...just some html css maybe a little flash few jpegs/gifs here and there and that is IT!)

I've seen so many companies and so many hosting companies but isn't there something I can buy all in one for a simple fee per year/per month... I mean I don't really want to spend say more than a tenner or so to get the domain name per year and not more than say £20-£25 per month to host it...but isn't even 20 notes too much for my basic hosting needs?
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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1 Like #1
get free web hosting @ 110mb.com..... they have everything you need
buy your domain name from 123-reg.co.uk.... £2.99 domains (have to buy 2 years tho)
1 Like #2
I've used godaddy.com for a number of years without any problems, and they're not too expensive.
#3
wow quality reply faevilangel... I'm guessing you've used both these companies before!?

So you are saying I should register the domain and host it for free! sounds too good to be true!

... Will check 110mb.com

and many thanks for 123-reg.co.uk suggestion

I think I will register with them right now...
#4
yes I was looking at godaddy... its only about $10 for my domain name...looks like a good company...but I have no loyalties in this field yet...so it's 123-reg i think for me!
1 Like #5
faevilangel
get free web hosting @ 110mb.com..... they have everything you need
buy your domain name from 123-reg.co.uk.... £2.99 domains (have to buy 2 years tho)


I hate saying +1, but...
#6
Xiwt
wow quality reply faevilangel... I'm guessing you've used both these companies before!?

So you are saying I should register the domain and host it for free! sounds too good to be true!

... Will check 110mb.com

and many thanks for 123-reg.co.uk suggestion

I think I will register with them right now...


i use both ... have for many years ..... 110mb is free to hold a domain name (unlike freewebs.com & others) 123-reg has a domain change service so you can put your domain on 110mb

log into your 110mb account then add your domain to the control panel.... then log in to your 123-reg account and change the dns settings to ns1.110mb.com, ns2, ns3 and ns4 ......

its as easy as pie ... 110mb offer lots which other free hosts don't :thumbsup:
#8
faevilangel
i use both ... have for many years ..... 110mb is free to hold a domain name (unlike freewebs.com & others) 123-reg has a domain change service so you can put your domain on 110mb

log into your 110mb account then add your domain to the control panel.... then log in to your 123-reg account and change the dns settings to ns1.110mb.com, ns2, ns3 and ns4 ......

its as easy as pie ... 110mb offer lots which other free hosts don't :thumbsup:


thanks for this
#9
bazzaric
I hate saying +1, but...


thanks for this input...will rep you all
#10
I just looked at the extras on 123-reg... like email address and hosting packages etc... can these be bought after I register just the domain or do I have to do it now with them to get that price?
#12
Xiwt
I just looked at the extras on 123-reg... like email address and hosting packages etc... can these be bought after I register just the domain or do I have to do it now with them to get that price?


they offer most of these free when you buy a domain name ..... unless you need "top" hosting ..... i would go with free ones ....... e.g. is selling stuff online ... you will need paid hosting ... i use 110mb to host all my websites as they are just basic sites

edit : they are the standard prices ... so if you do wish to move to their hosting you can anytime
#13
Ok I think I'm understanding what you are saying... but I think that if I register this .co.uk name with them on its own without adding a single email address at 0.75p per month I won't be able to use an @mydomain.co.uk email addy will I? This seems a bit rubbish no?!

Also Their basic hosting is only £1.85 or something per month and it says it includes 15 POP3 mailboxes... I presume this means 15 different @mydomain.co.uk email addresses right? surely that is more worthwhile option no?

But hang on I'm totally loosing the plot are you saying 110mb can set up the @mydomain.co.uk email addresses for free?

Many thanks for all your help and I'm sorry to be such a pain in the behind.
#15
Xiwt
Ok I think I'm understanding what you are saying... but I think that if I register this .co.uk name with them on its own without adding a single email address at 0.75p per month I won't be able to use an @mydomain.co.uk email addy will I? This seems a bit rubbish no?!

Also Their basic hosting is only £1.85 or something per month and it says it includes 15 POP3 mailboxes... I presume this means 15 different @mydomain.co.uk email addresses right? surely that is more worthwhile option no?

But hang on I'm totally loosing the plot are you saying 110mb can set up the @mydomain.co.uk email addresses for free?

Many thanks for all your help and I'm sorry to be such a pain in the behind.


110mb don't offer that service (that i know of) i think you can set up free @domain email thru google tools

as you want the email boxes etc best bet to go with 123-reg for hosting ... 110mb only really caters for those wanting just a site etc

you can get your emails done thru 110mb .... you will need to use google tools to direct the email to your pop boxes etc, its a pain to set up (if you not got a clue) so i would go with 123-reg as it offers you the chance to upgrade to other features when or if needed
#16
ok excellent sound advice kind sir!

I think this is my last question!

Do I need to add each email at 0.75pm + basic web hosting which includes 15 POP3 boxes...or am I ok with just the basic hosting package to set up the email account(s)?
#17
Xiwt
ok excellent sound advice kind sir!

I think this is my last question!

Do I need to add each email at 0.75pm + basic web hosting which includes 15 POP3 boxes...or am I ok with just the basic hosting package to set up the email account(s)?


as far as i can work out, you can set up to 15 email addresses using the web hosting .... so don't buy the email package ....

their page says
Your 123-reg shared hosting account comes complete with a generous amount of POP3 email boxes, so you’ll be able to organise your email and make the most of your domain name.

To send and receive email using the domain name associated with your hosting account, you can simply log into your 123-reg control panel and access our free webmail service.

Please note that we do not currently offer SMTP servers on these accounts, so if you want to use your email client (eg Outlook Express) to manage your mail you will be able to receive mail to your domain name but will need to use your ISP’s SMTP servers to send mail.


you won't want to send emails from the addresses will you ? just recieve them ??

if you need to send emails, you will need to sign up for smtp servers e.g. googlemail is one ... yahoo mail .....
#18
might just want to send the odd one for odd promo material...so this smtp server is going to link with my @mydomain.co.uk account(s) to allow me to send from them... and it's gonna cost right?
#19
Xiwt
might just want to send the odd one for odd promo material...so this smtp server is going to link to my @mydomain.co.uk account ... and it's gonna cost right?


nope ...... i find the best way to send emails (promo) etc to multiple domains is to use a php script

basically you create the email using html ... then use php to find the email addresses in your database then send via smtp..... which you can do via a php script send to google ....
#20
hang on I found this...

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13287

even though the basic package includes 15 pop boxes it looks like gmail route will be better, since I only have to log in there for pop3 and smtp ie. send and recieve no? and it looks free isn't it?
#21
Xiwt
hang on I found this...

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13287

even though the basic package includes 15 pop boxes it looks like gmail route will be better, since I only have to log in there for pop3 and smtp ie. send and recieve no? and it looks free isn't it?


its free yes, you could go that route with 110mb ... i haven't tried this yet (but with my new website im gonna go for that)

i can't see any problems existing (as google is as good as you will get for free) and if ya don't ;like it for some reason it hasnt cost ya
#22
Ok what I think I'm gonna do is purely register the domain with 123-reg for a couple of years and attempt to do everything else for free lol! then if I'm having no joy I'll just sign up with a hosting package... I'm sure they won't mind taking more money from me even after I register the domain name.
#23
Xiwt
Ok what I think I'm gonna do is purely register the domain with 123-reg for a couple of years and attempt to do everything else for free lol! then if I'm having no joy I'll just sign up with a hosting package... I'm sure they won't mind taking more money from me even after I register the domain name.


they want any money they can ... :lol: the only reason i would go paid hosting is to sell stuff online (then i would need SSL support(110mb doesnt and will not do this)
#24
if you just want a basic page and email hosting I can host both for nothing if you like I dont use half what iam paying for
not the quickest of usa servers but does the job you would just need buy the domain and point it to my dns servers
#25
thanks for that offer djnaff... but surely i need to 'buy' an email address no from the people that register the domain name no?
#26
1&1 seems like a very tempting company to go through... they seem to sort it all out fairly cheapish.

1and1.co.uk
#27
just need to buy the domain name

I can then make you any email address at your domain name you dont have to pay any extra
#28
Xiwt
1&1 seems like a very tempting company to go through... they seem to sort it all out fairly cheapish.

1and1.co.uk


you don't need to buy domain name email addresses, just buy the domain name & you have control over the domain ......

say you buy .... [url]www.mynewcar.co.uk[/url] .you would have [email protected]">[email protected], [email protected]">[email protected] etc ......
#29
faevilangel I think I'm gonna go with 1&1 home pacakage for 2.49 (1st 6 months) and then fiver after that... it includes loads of rubbish and up to 500 Number of E-mail Aliases like [email protected] and 1.5gb space and one free .co.uk domain...

other option would be register with 123-reg and then maybe sign up with 1&1 for their beginner package at 0.99 then 1.99 after 6 months but it has less added rubbish extras than home package and obviously does not include free .co.uk.... what do you guys think?
#30
faevilangel
you don't need to buy domain name email addresses, just buy the domain name & you have control over the domain ......

say you buy .... [url]www.mynewcar.co.uk[/url] .you would have [email protected]">[email protected], [email protected]">[email protected] etc ......


ah ok so that is pure conning on 123-reg part i guess...
#31
Xiwt
ah ok so that is pure conning on 123-reg part i guess...


no they offer the email service for people who just want a wicked email address instead of buying a domain name
#33
Xiwt
faevilangel I think I'm gonna go with 1&1 home pacakage for 2.49 (1st 6 months) and then fiver after that... it includes loads of rubbish and up to 500 Number of E-mail Aliases like [email protected] and 1.5gb space and one free .co.uk domain...

other option would be register with 123-reg and then maybe sign up with 1&1 for their beginner package at 0.99 then 1.99 after 6 months but it has less added rubbish extras than home package and obviously does not include free .co.uk.... what do you guys think?


1&1 are reliable and offer what you need ....... its a good price ..... also i think 1&1 are on quidco & so are 123-reg
#34


yup ... exactly right ... say you want one for your name so be [email protected]">[email protected]

i not sure what happens if someone wants the domain name though :lol:
1 Like #35
my offer still stands
basic web hosting and email hosting
it would only be ftp access and 200 mb but would save you about £40
#36
Thanks for your impartial advice faevilangel... I think I'm gonna go with 1&1home... I know it would work out cheaper using 123-reg and 1&1 but it will be easier to use just the one company I hope since its my first time hosting a website I think I should try and keep this side of things simple to avoid stress!
#37
djnaff
my offer still stands
basic web hosting and email hosting
it would only be ftp access and 200 mb but would save you about £40


again many thanks for this most generous offer djnaff...will rep, but 1&1 I think have trapped me since they register the .co.uk domain name and handle the hosting ... plus I would just be bothering you 24/7!!!! hehe!
#38
Xiwt
Thanks for your impartial advice faevilangel... I think I'm gonna go with 1&1home... I know it would work out cheaper using 123-reg and 1&1 but it will be easier to use just the one company I hope since its my first time hosting a website I think I should try and keep this side of things simple to avoid stress!


a lot of people don't recommend to "have all your eggs in one basket" as if you get a problem with the company, your stuffed, where as if you want to cancel your hosting, you can quickly move your domain name to another host with any hassle

but really its about whats easiest for you ...... as its your first site i wiuld keep them both together for the time being then think about moving the domain host later on (you can move it to 123-reg later for free) if ya need too
#39
you might be interested in streamline.net

http://streamline.net/
#40
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ok ok I see how 1&1 are taking a bit more than they should be over the year to try and trap people like me... but now we are in more serious issues like if they stuff me up I'm stuffed!....

I suppose the best thing to do isgo back to what I sort of said initially register the domain name on its own for a couple years with 123-reg and try and do everything for free first...

I mean if it all goes up the hill I suppose I could just transer the domain and be down only what I paid 123-reg (like 6 quid!) and the transfer fee.

Right registration time me thinks!

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