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Website DIY builder.. Which is best?

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Website DIY builder.. Which is best?

I'm not looking for anything ecommerce based. I am no programmer. Is Godaddy good to use for building and hosting? It's like $7.99 a month of something. I'm looking for something very cheap and basic.
PS: Please no pms offering your website design/host services.
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Julypop wrote:
Sep 1st, 2015 1:05 pm
I'm not looking for anything ecommerce based. I am no programmer. Is Godaddy good to use for building and hosting? It's like $7.99 a month of something. I'm looking for something very cheap and basic.
PS: Please no pms offering your website design/host services.
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Wordpress is great as well. A lot of people are using mobile devices to browse websites. If you get the right Wordpress theme, it can be responsive to whatever device you are using without having to do any additional programming.

Buy a web host that comes with CPanel. This way if you have to upgrade or want to change hosts, you can make a backup of your CPanel to transfer to your new host provider.

What type of website are you trying to make?
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Just use facebook, google pages or twitter.
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Godaddy is the worst company in the world. Please avoid.
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Buccio wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2015 12:32 pm
Just use facebook, google pages or twitter.
Some of the worst advice I've seen given in this forum. Congrats.
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baz5 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2015 1:18 am
Godaddy is the worst company in the world. Please avoid.
Then what do you suggest is better at the same price with 24 hour support ?
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I don't know, sorry, I don't need 24/7 support (in 99% of my sites) so it's not something I keep track of.
Godaddy is ***** though. They are such a rip off company. It may have improved but their speed on their hosting was so brutally slow it was embarrassing.
And the way they try and up your domain price to $20 or whatever it is, that's so shady, why would you want to do business with a company that tries to over charge, and nickel and dime unsuspecting customers?
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Julypop wrote:
Sep 1st, 2015 1:05 pm
I'm not looking for anything ecommerce based. I am no programmer. Is Godaddy good to use for building and hosting? It's like $7.99 a month of something. I'm looking for something very cheap and basic.
PS: Please no pms offering your website design/host services.
How critical is uptime to your website? How important is the user experience to you? If any of these are important avoid godaddy, if you're ok with a good degree of downtime, a canned template for a user experience then by all means go with them.
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how important is support to you?
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I am also very interested in this. I used to use a Canadian company from out east and never had an issue but lost their info :(

What about websites that can handle online shopping as well?

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Julypop wrote:
Sep 1st, 2015 1:05 pm
I'm not looking for anything ecommerce based. I am no programmer. Is Godaddy good to use for building and hosting? It's like $7.99 a month of something. I'm looking for something very cheap and basic.
PS: Please no pms offering your website design/host services.
Good experience ever with Hostgator, namecheap and bluehost. Godaddy is cheap but they also provide cheap services on cheap rates. Simply, buy domain and hosting and install wordpress. Then find good looking theme in wordpress directory, install it and you done. its All few clicks job.
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I suggest against godaddy, because of e-mail server issues I had with them. About 10% of email servers are automatically rejected by their servers. They have no explanation why and will not fix them. There are far better options out there for a few more dollars.
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Which other company has a $2/mo plan for the first year then?
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