Web Development Space - Hosting

  collinsc 11:58 13 Apr 2008


I want to dabble a bit more in Web Development. I would like to potentially creat 3/4 sites.
What is the best and cheapest way I can do this?

Is there anyone out there offering a deal on hosting 3/4 sites? If so please reply or PM me with details (i.e. secured server?).


  DieSse 13:51 13 Apr 2008

Awardspace is ideal for what you need

click here

There a free hosting option which can use subdomains (which cost nothing) and can have up to 5 subdomain names of your own choosing.

No ads or banners either, and good performance, so to me perfect for development work.

  collinsc 13:58 13 Apr 2008

Thanks DieSse.
sub domains - so i can have a subdomain, buy a Domain Name and redirect it as if it is a totally different site.? right? ???! (perhaps not!)


  DieSse 14:20 13 Apr 2008

Yes - but you can also have domains in the free space too. And you can get them from Awardspace.

  collinsc 14:56 13 Apr 2008

iIve just had another look... So basically i can use awardspace for totally free hosting? all i need is to buy a domain name? and i dont even have to do that if i dont want to...?

  collinsc 14:57 13 Apr 2008

DieSse- How does the silver package on click here compare?
I suppose i will have a control panel for my 5 sites through dream hosting - but pay £9.99 per annum for the privelege.

  DieSse 15:38 13 Apr 2008

You get a control panel with Awardspace.

I don't know DreamHosting - so I'm reluctant to express an opinion.

Here are a couple of (simple) sites hosted on Awardspace, with a domain name elsewhere (Go-Daddy) pointing to a sub-domain.

click here
click here

  collinsc 15:42 13 Apr 2008

cool- seems ideal as a startup.
Thanks for that. Ive actually just registered a free account but am having problems with the FTP info! I will start a new thread i think as its kind of going off topic from the original thread.
Your advice to that one would be appreciated too!

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