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#1 of 5 Old 02-02-2004, 10:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Awhile back someone postd about three free years website hosting (at I was wondering if anyone knows of any similar deals now (the first offer has expired).

If not, does anyone care to recommend website hosting providers? Do you have comments on the service, price, etc.?

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i think we use godaddy?
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Just remember, you get what you pay for.

Make sure your host provides over 99% uptime. I had a free host a long time ago and their server crashed all the time, I could never get through to technial support, etc. I spent way more than it was worth trying to keep my site up and running.

I switched to because their reputation is excellent. I've been with them for over 2 years now and their service is impeccable. My site never crashes either, which means I'm not losing sales!

their basic plan starts at $9.95 per month. The next plan up is $17.95 per month. Check them out.
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Total Choice Hosting has excellent service and affordable prices:
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Erin is right, you do get what you pay for....but I think for someone who is just starting out... a low cost or free (as long as you have your own domain name & no pop-ups) is perfect. is $6.00 a month and I heard about one that is free for 3 yrs too....]1 and 1[/URL]

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* Advanced live site statistics, log files, ready-to-run CGI-library, own CGI programming (Perl, Python), FrontPage 2002 extensions
* Advanced Password Protection
* 5 FTP accounts
* PHP3 & PHP4
* Proxy SSL Secure Server
* Cron Jobs
* SSH Secure Shell Access
* Advanced Developer Tools


* WebElements
* Newsletter Tool
* One-on-one online dialogue
* Turn-key web database applications
* Chats
* Forums

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* Register or transfer .com/.net/.org/.info for just $5.99/year
* 50 subdomains (e.g.,
* Point up to 100 external domain names to 1&1


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* Total software worth $300
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* Catch-all e-mail addresses
* Auto-responders, unlimited forwarding.
* 1&1 Advanced WebMail
* Symantec virus scanner


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