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Old 30-11-08, 06:04 AM   #1
 
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Does anyone know where I can get good free hosting for my webpage? it is just a blog I want to write.




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What blog system are you planning on using?
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I am wanting to use wordpress or nucleus.




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I would go for Wordpress myself. It is simple to install and use. If you go for Wordpress then you will need mysql server on the server. Whatever hosting you go for make sure they have this and also PHP installed.
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If I go for wordpress is it okay to use a free host? I dont know what hosting to go with Mike




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You could try out Hostgator although they shut down UTF because we were using too much diskspace and apparently running too many queries at once when we werent. Our main queries are ran on the site's homepage like the Latest Blogs, members online, random pictures from picture albums etc which pulls data from UTF's DB.

I think they are fine for a wordpress blog though and you can host with them for around $10 per month. They are US based so if you are in the UK and your audience is the UK I wouldnt go for them. If you have no particular audience in mind I would go for EZPZ hosting. They host UTF right now and we have had not one single problem with them at all. Very friendly customer service and fair priced.

If you dont like the look of either then a recommended host of ours would be WESH UK. He does his business on a one to one basis and gives the best customer service I have ever seen before. He is UK based by the way lol

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thanks Mike I think i might go with EZPZ as they dont sound fake like the Hostgator company. I am in the UK but does it really make a difference where you host? it doesnt make sence




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Yes there is some pretty good reasons you should host in the UK mainly when your main audience is the UK because they will experience faster access to your site than anywhere else in the world, faster FTP speeds when uploading files to the server, when people do UK only searches your site will show up if it is hosted in the UK. You are also under UK data protection law when being hosted in the UK which protects your own rights to your data etc If you are based in the US using Hostgator etc then you will not be covered by UK law if it ever arises
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Oh I dont care about the laws and stuff its just going to be a blog with my life on it lol is wordpress easy to install?




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Wordpress is one of the most simple installations I have ever seen. I will show you what you need to do in the config file:

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// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'databasename');    // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'username');     // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');    // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define('DB_COLLATE', '');
You just fill in them with your database details and you are a few clicks away from having it up and running.
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