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Website DIY builder.. Which is best?

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popbottle wrote:
Sep 9th, 2015 3:31 pm
Which other company has a $2/mo plan for the first year then?
There is free hosting out there if he wants as well.

From my experience with godaddy they really dropped the ball with me on their e-mail servers. I called them about 10 times because of emails that weren't going through. I found out through a google search that godaddy servers for no reason at all reject all google server e-mails.
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djpr wrote:
Sep 9th, 2015 3:38 pm
There is free hosting out there if he wants as well.

From my experience with godaddy they really dropped the ball with me on their e-mail servers. I called them about 10 times because of emails that weren't going through. I found out through a google search that godaddy servers for no reason at all reject all google server e-mails.
+1 -godaddy
OP you need to provide a little more info on what type of site you're looking to host. Is it a basket weaving blog or an online art store?
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Sep 23, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Free hosting? Is this still available? Where can I find the link please? Image
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Mar 24, 2017
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Wix has always been my option! It has tons of plugin and app capability. Wix also has a lot of designs across many industries, so you might find something that’s specific for your business. Be sure to have a look at other Free Website Builders to narrow down your choices.
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In order of cost (high to low) and effort (low to high):
  • hire agency to make site
  • hire designer/coder to make site
  • DIY Squarespace
  • DIY: get hosting, find Wordpress theme, install Wordpress
  • DIY: Wix, and then suffer with issues (mobile responsiveness, SSL, etc)
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Apr 15, 2017
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If you want to be taken seriously, don't go with Wix.

GoDaddy is fine, not sure why everyone complains about them. I was with them for a few years and it was fine. Only reason I switched is because at the time they wanted to charge extra for IMAP email. I'm not sure if that is still the case.

I'm currently with 1and1.ca and for the most part they have been good.

Just be careful with some of the US-based hosting services because their pricing is in USD not CAD.

Once you get the host, just install WordPress, it's pretty idiot-proof.
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