I have a weebly website right now but I want to upgrade to my own domain and possibly start with webhosting such as godaddy or 1&1. I am extremely inexperienced with this kind of thing, and I want you all's opinions on what i should do or what I should pick for hosting services, etc. Thanks! Also, if i moved to hosting, would I have to learn html or would it still work as easy as weebly is? What is the difference between linux and windows hosting, and other things. I just need to know the basics in general. I would love to stay with weebly, but they dont offer things like unlimited websites and 500 email accounts, etc. Thanks again!
Answer by AlphaMike · Oct 04, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Well, if you have the time, picking up how to build a site isn't such a bad thing. You get more control over your site. However, it isn't recommended if you don't have the time to keep an eye on it. Services like Weebly though limits what you can do, makes life easier for you.
There are some WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web designing programs and makes life easier for some. iWeb is an excellent app if your on a Mac. Well Linux hosting tend to be a bit more stable from my experience. Overall Linux makes a better server than Windows do. Though if a company is offering Windows hosts then it's most likely that they are reliable enough to risk business on.
It isn't much but if there's anything else, you can ask :)
Answer by lasaboy · Oct 05, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I am using Hosting24, they have always done the right thing by me, unlimited size, Domain names registered free for as long as you are with them, I have been with them now for over two years, my website has 216 pages incorporating some 4200 images and almost as much information
Answer by dan501 · Oct 05, 2012 at 08:01 AM
I have had great luck with Bluehost. I have been with them at least 4 years and only a couple of hiccups on the mail server. Pretty much unlimited, $6.95 a month with a special of $4.95 showing on their website now. Dan