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Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by rgov, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. rgov

    rgov New Member

    I starting using but I started looking to bulid my next site and more I noticed I may have to upgrade to a plan that could be 50 bucks or more per/month. I've looked at Bluehost to host unlimited number of site for as low as $6.95 then use either their site builder or BlueVoda and just upload might be better in the long run. Any thoughts??

  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Randy,

    $50 per month sounds way too high unless that includes a deep discount on dedicated hosting (doubt you'd need that and I don't think the price for that would be quite that low).

    If you're going to go the paid route, I would either go with SBI (great if you don't know much about online marketing - talk to HappyWife) or with an unlimited domains account such as BlueHost (or similar such as HostMonster or HostGator).

    ~Newbie Shield~
  3. rgov

    rgov New Member

    Yes that includes hosting, support page design program
    but not the domain. Right now I pay $4.95 per month/ one site. But to have the unlimited sites package its $49.95.

    What do you mean by paid route? Thanks
  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Randy,

    The operative word in my reply was "dedicated" (in contrast to shared).

    Dedicated is far more expensive, typically faster, and quite a bit more secure. I'm sure you're referring to "shared" rather than "dedicated". Don't worry about the difference.

    By "paid route" i meant paid hosting rather than free hosting.

    $50 is too much for unlimited. You can go with BlueHost or HostGator.

    I'm sure that their site builders are just as good.

    Good luck,

    ~Newbie Shield~
  5. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    rgov: What do you mean by paid route? Thanks

    I think what Shield means is that if you are going to pay for domain and hosting that you may want to consider one of two options.

    1. Build your first site with SiteBuildIt (SBI). It's $299 for a year which includes everything - domain, hosting, tools, training, sitebuilder, etc. (Right now they are having a buy1get1free special, so you'd get two site packages for that price for the first year).

    2. Go with a hosting package similar to what you are considering with Bluehost. You can host unlimited domains for a lesser monthly fee, but it doesn't include all the "works" like SBI.

    There are advantages and disadvantages to each option.

    Pro's and Con's

    SBI - If you are new to site building and online marketing, SBI is the way to go. Their system is laid out so remarkably well that it 'trains' you to build a successful website that gets free traffic from the search engines.

    The downside is that you only get to build and host 1 site per package, which some people find a bit expensive at first glance. I am building my 4th site with them at the moment, so obviously, I've found it to be well worth the price. [​IMG]

    Hosting Package - The benefits of getting a hosting package from someplace like Bluehost is that you can host as many sites as you like for the price (considering bandwidth usage, of course). This is great if you plan to build a number of mini sites, in particular.

    The downside is that many people lose site of the fact that building a website, no matter how nice looking, does not get you traffic. You really need to be sure that you have a good understanding of how to build one properly to please the search engines and real people.

    You'll also need to find/pay for all the tools that you'll need that don't come with the hosting plan but are provided in a program like SBI. You may be able to find and use some free tools of lesser quality, but you will most likely need to purchase good quality resources in the long run for your business to really succeed. Then you have to learn how to integrate them, etc.

    Finally, learning how to upload your own html codes, etc., is going to be to your advantage in the long run, yes. I've learned gradually over time. In fact, I'm in the process of learning some CSS, etc., and incorporating it on my new site.

    It's a challenge that I'm glad I didn't try to tackle in the very beginning. There is an awful lot to learn in all areas of building an online business. By using SBI to learn, I was able to tackle some of the more important stuff first and put off learning the coding until after I got the online marketing and SEO stuff under my belt.

    There isn't a 'right or wrong' answer on this question. I suppose there could be good, better, and best, but even that would be dependent on each persons perspective.

    I'm grateful to have used SiteBuildIt to build my sites, so I can recommend them with confidence. It's up to each person to investigate and figure out what will be best for them in their situation and with their current skills.


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