I registered my first website at GoDaddy. Should I host at Lunarpages or Lithium?

I’m a complete rookie at this, I’m 32, they had apple II’s in our high school. Don’t judge me please.

I’ve been doing my own research so far, and I hope I’m on the right track. My website will be simple, mostly a wall of text, 200+ pictures, and about 10-20 short videos. I probably will not use any other flash or animations. I may use youtube embedding unless there is something that is better. I’m selling my house and cars in case you were wondering.

I’m very unsure about the amount of visitors I will get daily. If my site performs poorly, I would expect about 50 to 100 people per day to look around the site. If the site performs like I hope and pray it will, I may get 5000 visitors per day.

This will likely only last for a month or so, I don’t think I’ll get a ton of traffic afterwards, but you never know.

Any advice on these two hosts? I’m willing to spend some money, but I don’t want to spend money if I don’t have to.

never used either one of them

look into hostgator, the $5 a month plan will be plenty for you, if you want cheaper, look into bounceweb, an oter owns it and has 50% hosting

I am almost 36 and I grew up on commodores and Apple IIs lol

I considered them too, but didn’t know about their reliability. I can never do enough research.

I have been with hostgator for 3 years and they are the best shared host I have used, and I have used a lot over the years, never an extended time down

bounceweb is not bad, a little slow at times and the most I think I have been down in the past is 4 or 5 hours

why are you looking at those two?

I know a lot of members in here will recommend hostgator

I have been with hostgator for 3 years and they are the best shared host I have used, and I have used a lot over the years, never an extended time down

bounceweb is not bad, a little slow at times and the most I think I have been down in the past is 4 or 5 hours

why are you looking at those two?

I know a lot of members in here will recommend hostgator

I found those two were recommended on quite a few links in my google searches. I also found a bunch of hosts that were rated in the top 10 on a bunch of websites that had terrible reviews. I’m glad I checked here first.

Seems like you’re setting your sites quite highly in terms of traffic. Considering the content, you should probably be delighted with 100 uniques per day.

Anyway, Hostgator gets my vote – flawless for me.

wtf, hostgator refuses to host any website with the word ebay in it. part of my url is "life one bay" or lifeonebay

contact them and they should be fine with it.

already did, they won’t host it.

That’s ridiculous. Surprised they’re being so unreasonable.

talk to someone else or ask to speak to a manage, quick scan of the TOS and I don’t see any mention of it

ask where it is stated and for links, maybe you got someone new

talk to someone else or ask to speak to a manage, quick scan of the TOS and I don’t see any mention of it

ask where it is stated and for links, maybe you got someone new

I’ll try again this morning. I was doing that really late at night.

never dealt with their late night help, but I have had good experiences with their day and evening help desk

5,000 visitors/day and doesn’t even have a site yet

Bounceweb isn’t too bad. I had a site shut the whole server down and the support I got from it sucked(other times it was great) but for the price it’s plenty worth it. Hostgator is better but if they won’t allow the domain either sign up using a different one then do the addon domain or sign up some where else

I had my emails getting banned or bouncing into spam, and they blamed you for that

I switched everything back over to hostgator because of it and don’t have any live sites currently on my bounceweb reseller account

I had my emails getting banned or bouncing into spam, and they blamed you for that

I switched everything back over to hostgator because of it and don’t have any live sites currently on my bounceweb reseller account

yea I think I wrecked shit

I still have some, just had to destroy the one that destroyed bounceweb

yea I think I wrecked shit

I still have some, just had to destroy the one that destroyed bounceweb

it really pissed me off trying to email clients and my emails were getting blocked

no problem, was wanting ot only have one host, but I ended up paying for another year at hostgator and just moved it back to my server there, just will keep hostgator and not worry about bounceweb next year

I got hostgator to host my site after I emailed the sales department. I’m live. Thanks for the advice.

ok, got my godaddy & hostgator accounts, linked the nameservers, now what?

What program is best for templates? My site will just be pictures, text, and some linked videos from youtube. I’m hoping to make it look nice.

you’d probably be better off using fantastico inside cpoanel and install wordpress for something like that

Thank you, I’m trying that.

never used either one of them

look into hostgator, the $5 a month plan will be plenty for you, if you want cheaper, look into bounceweb, an oter owns it and has 50% hosting

I am almost 36 and I grew up on commodores and Apple IIs lol

Yes, go with hostgator, don’t go with the two hosts you mentioned in the title. I can vouch for hostgator as well as I’ve used it, plus Pepsi is a respectable and knowleage person on the forums he trusts it too.

I went with hostgator, and started building the basic site using their in-house builder. It just took me a little bit to get the hang of it. I’m about half done, it should be live tomorrow night.

How do you plan on attracting 5000 visitors a day?

Any "sitebuilder" is a waste of time, for what it’s worth. Listen to the people on this forum and just install WordPress.

Along with Fantastico if the provider has Softaculous installed on any of the server you should ask him to migrate your account to that server. Softaculous offers a lot more scripts to install. It is preferred more by users due to the large number of PHP and JS scripts it offers.

How do you plan on attracting 5000 visitors a day?

Any "sitebuilder" is a waste of time, for what it’s worth. Listen to the people on this forum and just install WordPress.

I complete agree, never use a sitebuilder, they are all garbage. If you plan on making a serious site go with WordPress. Now you might not want to learn how to use it but trust me it’s very easy. Just install it in cPanel, it’s automated and takes two clicks no expertise is needed. Then go into your admin panel and go from there, it’s super easy to make posts or updates add photos, etc. Way better than site builder.

I have been with hostgator for 3 years and they are the best shared host I have used, and I have used a lot over the years, never an extended time down

bounceweb is not bad, a little slow at times and the most I think I have been down in the past is 4 or 5 hours

why are you looking at those two?

I know a lot of members in here will recommend hostgator

Plus I know the President/CEO of hostgator (friends in highscool) I recommend them too.

god damn it. I used the Plesk sitebuilder and it won’t fucking publish the site. All I get is an internal server error. I’ve been on this for 10 hours today. Now I have to do it all over again in wordpress. That’s what I get for not checking back here.

Life one bay?

or

Life on eBay?

They probably think you’re pulling a fast one on them.

It’s done.

I put the ebay auction up too:

The site has been up since Friday. 818 visitors so far. What do I count as far as hits go? My control panel in hostgator is showing 55,000+ hits.

I ended up contacting hostgator’s live chat and the guy fixed me up in about 4 minutes. There was something extra in the script, I guess. I used Plesk Sitebuilder

Just a quick warning to everyone NOT to look at the source code.

Use Google Analytics for stats. Take off the counter, they belong in 1998.

Good luck, hope it gets some good publicity.

Just a quick warning to everyone NOT to look at the source code.

Use Google Analytics for stats. Take off the counter, they belong in 1998.

Good luck, hope it gets some good publicity.

doesn’t really matter, the site looks like it came from 1998 anyways, at this point I seriously doubt with the the way the site looks, that many people will take it serious or think it is from years ago and not currently going on

No point in having it though if he’s using Analytics.

Sorry, I’m such a rookie when it came to building the website. When I was in high school, I took computer science classes and we had apple II’s. I just never got a chance to learn HTML.

It’s as good as I could do with the time period that I was working with. I’m going to look into Analytics. I’ve only had the site up for a few days, I’m still learning.

Ok. I put the script for google analytics on the page and got rid of the counter. Any other suggestions? Thanks for the advice.

This is what hostgator has in the control panel

viewed traffic:
unique visitors 732
number of visits 788 (1.07 per visit)
pages 5,731 (7.27 pages per visit)
hits 128,804 (163.45 Hits/Visit)
bandwith 8.68 GB (11548.29 KB/Visit)

Is this pretty good for a site that’s been up for just over 4 days? I wish I knew how much traffic I was really getting. I have 1700 views on the Ebay auction and 80 watchers.

I plan on either selling the site after my auction or keeping it and seeing if I can get other people to pay a fee to use it to do something similar. Maybe I’ll make it free. I’m not really sure.

following his auction

mods were locking his threads about this in the main forum so

almost 3400 views on the auction itself. Newspaper article on it tomorrow

i really didn’t expect that big of a reaction that fast, hopefully it works out for you

Thank you! So far so good.

I’ve had great luck with bounceweb. Hosting several sites on it now.

HostGator.. cant beat .01 penny really..

Build in wordpress or Joomla.

Those are the only reasonable options.

Not really a crock of shit when it’s giving you what is advertised

i use and have never had the slightest problem, very fast, very good support.