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    Website design/host...recommendations please

    I'm looking to transfer to a new website host and am wondering if you have any recommendations. I have an online shop along with our brick and mortar store, and I am severely unhappy with our current host (Webs.com). If you have a recommendation for a site with good e-commerce, design, and customer service, I would be forever grateful for your recommendations.

    Thanks,

    Christine

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    I'd like to start a web site. So interested in recommendation too

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    Quote Originally Posted by petthefabric View Post
    I'd like to start a web site. So interested in recommendation too
    Well if you want to hire someone I am available! In the meantime. have a look at shopify. It's pretty popular and easy to use. It really comes down to your individual needs. Some people don't need to bother with it, as they can run a store front from a blog and with paypal(like leah day). Others need something more robust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarvalleyquilts View Post
    I'm looking to transfer to a new website host and am wondering if you have any recommendations. I have an online shop along with our brick and mortar store, and I am severely unhappy with our current host (Webs.com). If you have a recommendation for a site with good e-commerce, design, and customer service, I would be forever grateful for your recommendations.

    Thanks,

    Christine
    I am curious too. Think I'd like a website..hope for some good info

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    I have been making websites for about 10 years now. I recommend HostGator.com as having the most reliable uptime and very reasonable costs. Their help desk is awesome. For the website itself I recommend Wordpress. It is a one click install from within your hosting cpanel. There are TONS of videos on YouTube with tutorials on how to do everything in Wordpress. I think it is a pretty easy learning curve compared to making websites using HTML. Using Wordpress you will need a Theme (think template). You can get a free one, along with various plug-ins (they give specific functionality) free at Wordpress.org

    Hope this helps!

    Levada

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    I've used Register.com for eons and love them.
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    Appreciate all the input....definitely will check these out. Now that I have my "feet wet" with a do-it-yourself website, I have a better idea of what to look for and what will fit our needs this time around. Thanks!

    Christine

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    I have my website on Go Daddy. I have been very satisfied with it don't have a store from it but it is doing what I need it to do. the customer service is great they call sometimes with suggestions or to make sure I am satified. I use dreamweaver to design and change my web site. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarvalleyquilts View Post
    I'm looking to transfer to a new website host and am wondering if you have any recommendations. I have an online shop along with our brick and mortar store, and I am severely unhappy with our current host (Webs.com). If you have a recommendation for a site with good e-commerce, design, and customer service, I would be forever grateful for your recommendations.

    Thanks,

    Christine
    I've designed websites and graphics for websites for more than 15 years and my only hosting company has been webhostingbuzz.com. Their reputation is fantastic and I love the fact that they don't let any sites that have anything to do with pornography or adult themes use their hosting services. You can always find coupon codes for 50% off their yearly hosting, which for their lowest plan which still includes a shopping cart and plenty of space to upload a decent site is around $35 for the year! Yes, I said YEAR!!!!! That's hard to find anywhere else. Their pre-designed templates are really nice and user friendly.

    I'd give them a try and see what you think. I have all my customers but one on their and I've not heard a bad work about them at all. The one customer that isn't with them is because they chose to set up their own with a family member that does hosting and they got it for free. Their support is second to none and when I have had an issue, it's been resolved in less than a few hours.

    good luck! Nothing worse than a bad hosting company

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