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Post by kjay » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:10 am

Everyone,

I am contemplating doing a web site to document construction of my build. As I am a cheap skate does anyone have a few tips on web hosting and domains names that are free or very close to it?

Thanks

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Post by northerncat » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:45 am

sorry cant help, but i think its a great idea

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Post by Roland » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:35 pm

check out



https://www.blogger.com/



havent used it yet. a friend of mine did and he told me its quite simple to use with lots of different layouts and functions .. and its free..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnploFsS_tY

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Post by kjay » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:34 pm

Roland, Never thought about a Blog. Will check it out thanks

John

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Post by RW » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:50 pm

I am doing that for mine. There are also quite a few others on there as well & some very useful information can be gained from them. It all helps.



http://rwf82raus.blogspot.com/



Cheers



Rod

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Post by judy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:21 pm

I agree that a blog is the best way to document your build/cruise online. We use Wordpress http://en.wordpress.com/features/ which is also very good, and free. You cannot go wrong with either blogger.com or wordpress.com. Blogger is probably more intuitive. Avoid the smaller, lesser known blogging sites, as they often suddenly disappear. Even with Blogger and Wordpress, it is important to keep a backup of your posts, which is easily done using the export facility provided.

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Post by mahnamahna » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:48 am

Many of you know I have my own build log website.



I host my own site, and bought (on ebay) a template, it was very cheap but I cant remember how much, and using microsoft front page I write my blog and I use a free ftp upload program (there are plenty but I use commander but have used Coffee cup).



If the name you want is available you can buy the rights to a domain name now for about $20, less for some names. http://www.crazydomains.com.au has sites again for $1 per month.



I pay US$1 per month hosting and now for that you get a massive 40 gig of space. When I started the blog 5 years ago you only got 200 meg but my entire blog including all the photos is now about 270 meg). The host company I use is http://www.3ix.com. In the 4 years I have used them it has been down for about a combined total of 10 days which considering the price is very very good.



So for about AU$30 a year I host my site. After I finish the build I intend to just leave it up. I mean $30 a year is nothing but if it ever gets to be too much I will ask for donations or sell copies of it on disk to pay for it but I cant imagine it would ever get to that.



Jo is always on at me how much easier it would be to upload to a blog site but I am into the last year or so of that blog so I wont change now, but will probably start fresh on the cruising blog on a blogspot site.



Hope that helps.

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Post by puremajek » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:25 am

Try 50webs.com, they have 60gig free and as many email addresses as you like (I think) as long as you have a registered domain name. We are using about 57.8 gig with ours at the moment and their downtime is minimal. Domain name we got from crazydomains (US site) and cost $99AUS for 10 years, still much the same today. For web design we started with Webeasy 8 (back then it was 5), which was reasonably easy to design and put together (found the CD the best). The hardest part was uploading to the Internet.



We now use Adobe Dreamweaver (CS4), which takes a fair bit of learning. Getting the website 'seen' can be a challenge and requires a fair bit of work to the 'search engines' to get on the first few search pages, unless you pay for it. Unless you are happy to tinker on the website all the time, blog sites/set-ups may be better.
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Post by Jim » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:02 pm

It all sounds harder than building the boat.

Jim.

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Post by kjay » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks everyone for your advice I now have a bit to chew on. A web site would be nice but a blog sure sounds simpler.

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