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howrude



Joined: 28 Mar 2006
Posts: 90

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: GoDaddy Help  

I purchased a domain name or what have you from GoDaddy. Trouble is, I don't know what to do with it. What are the options for building your site on Godaddy? All I have seen thus far is a bunch of features that want you to pay to customize your site. Is this the downside to the GoDaddy domains being so cheap in the first place?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is GoDaddy anything like Tripod? Is it possible for someone with knowledge of HTML and CSS to build their own site and custom templates, designs and such? If so, I haven't seen it. All I have seen are these programs that want you to pay for site templates and site building. Can someone with GoDaddy experience give me some advice? Please and thank you.
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psunite



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 6198
Location: Columbus OH

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: GoDaddy Help  

I don't use any of the extra stuff with godaddy. When I go to signup for my domain names I skip all the advertisements and say no to all the extra packages get my domain and get out quick. They do have cheap domain names but then they try to make some extra cash off of a bunch of unesscary services. All you need to do is log into their domain control panel and point the DNS to your host and thats it.

Elgato tried there hosting for a bit and he might be able to tell you more about it.

You might also want to take a look at http://www.powersellersunite.com/viewtopic.php?p=49010#49010 if you are looking for something to do with your domain name.
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Earthfragments.com



Joined: 27 Feb 2005
Posts: 1028
Location: Pocono Mountains, PA

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:52 am    Post subject:  

2 free hosts I use:

www.freewebs.com

www.dd.am (free cpanel w/no ads)
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PKC Direct



Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 699
Location: Kansas City, Kansas

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: GoDaddy Help  

howrude,

If you just purchased your domain name from them you should have been given a year of free hosting if you want to use it.

I have sites on GoDaddy, ace-host.net, and PSU Stores. IF you are new to running your own website I would recommend PSU Stores for hosting your site. Most of the hard work is already done so all you have to do is fine tune the site. GoDaddy is the most expensive to host with when you factor in all the extras they charge you for.

You can write your own code if you want however the free hosting is very limited on what you can use. basically all you can use is html and php. In order to have Perl(w/FASTCGI), Python CGI, Java, Ruby CGI, Ruby on Rails(w/FASTCGI), you must go with the deluxe plans.

You can PM me if you have any questions.
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psunite



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 6198
Location: Columbus OH

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: GoDaddy Help  

PKC
Is correct. If you want any kind of a dynamic site you need to make sure it comes with a mysql database.

howrude if that is you in your avatar I would like to stay on your good side cause I don't want to get hit. D
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dragonlady55



Joined: 30 May 2005
Posts: 110
Location: New Jersey

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: GoDaddy Help  

Yes, freewebs is good. That is one that I used for my "old" website. I also was given great advice to use a site with a funny name but its FREE and has lots of tutorials. It's called BoogieJack.com

If I could only find some time to read it, I'd be a whiz on the boards & a Geek for my own site!

Let's see... maybe if I did't sleep?
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CompassRose



Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 79

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject:  

I already had web hosting for another domain with pair.com, who are not rock bottom cheap but are very solid and fairly inexpensive still. So when I purchased my business domain from GoDaddy, I had it pointed to a sub-directory in my pair.com site. You'd never know it wasn't a separate site; the URL shows just as normal. That account already hosts some mySQL databases for a couple of blogs I run, so if I decide to set up a store db I'm good to go.

It only cost me $1/month for the redirect, and I already had tons of bandwidth and storage that I was paying for but barely using. Pair.com has great customer support as well as access to a full array of web tools. Of course you have to build everything from scratch, but I love muddling with web pages so that was a plus for me. If I decide to build a store there all I have to do is get a SSL certificate, which pair also offers. I'm currently testing the waters at ecrater in addition to my eBay store so probably won't try anything else for a year or so.
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Alanas



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 169

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: GoDaddy Help  

Mine is a godaddy site. The difference for me is that I bought a script that was not related to anything godaddy offers and I just rent their space for 9.95 deluxe host with asp. Besides having my domains through them, I do not use anything else at all through them.

I really do not care for their site and all the stuff to try to get you to add when you are looking at their host, it is very frustrating. I chose godaddy because the host space was cheap and they had asp.

The way my script is written, and having total ownership of it, transfering it to any site that has asp is very easy to do.

My site cost 10 bucks plus paypal percentage fees on sales.


The only time I go into godaddy is when I back up my database and thats about it.

I don't do much with them but pay my monthly rent.
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